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I have a Intel i960 SCSI Card with 4 Seagate ST39175LW Barracuda 18LP 9.1GB Ultra SCSI-II Hard Drive's. I am wanting to install Slackware 10.1. I try installing the SCSI.S ...
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    Installing Linux on SCSI


    I have a Intel i960 SCSI Card with 4 Seagate ST39175LW Barracuda 18LP 9.1GB Ultra SCSI-II Hard Drive's. I am wanting to install Slackware 10.1. I try installing the SCSI.S kernal and when I do Fdisk -l or cfdisk I either get Fatal Error: cannot read disk drive or read only access. Please help me.

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    Do you have these drives in a raid array? If so most Linux distro's won't install on raid.
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    I thought...

    I saw
    http://www.slackware.com/install/bootdisk.php

    and I tried all the kernals. I have never installed linux on scsi so I do not knwo where to start. like I said I tried loading all of the kernals

    like Bare.i is for IDE
    there is SCSI.S, SCSI2.S ect..

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    Is the card actually made by Intel or does it just use the i960 chip? You may need to check with manufacturer to see if there's any special requirements when using a Linux Distro.
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    The card looks to be made by Mylex (MYL-8623 with a intel i960 chipset.

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    I can't find anywhere of people having problems install Linux on your card. Do you have the card/drives setup correctly? Has any other Operating System been installed on the drives?

    Here's a link to the manual for the SCSI card, it's a Mylex AcceleRAID 200.
    http://www.lsilogic.com/downloads/docs.do?product=3253
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    Yes

    Yes, Windows 2000 Server is / has been installed. I wanted to format and install Slackware

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    Download Knoppix or one of the other live CD's, maybe the drive can be seen/formatted, if so maybe you can install Slackware after that. Then again maybe Slackware doesn't have the drivers for your card pre-built into their kernel.
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    Well good news..

    well good news it showed my drives when it loaded the kernal (raid.s) but it still says Opened Disk Read-only - you have no permission to write

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    Do you still have Windows 2000 installed? If so it due to the fact that Win2k is using NTFS,

    Next question do you want to keep your Win2k installl?
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