Please help - adaptec 2820sa not allowing installation

Ensel Sharon user at
Mon Jun 19 00:56:18 UTC 2006

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Jahilliya wrote:

> Try hitting scroll lock and then page up to view the dmesg or go to
> the emergency console and run dmesg to see if it picked up any aac
> devices. You may need to load the module yourself, you should be able
> to do this from the emergency console (not sure tho).
> I've steered clear of the *20SA series of cards from Adaptec (mainly
> buying the 2410SA) for the two facts, SATA2 isn't listed anywhere on
> the hardware list and only the xx10SA series SATA cards are listed.

Ok, aac is in the dmesg.

I can see both 2820sa cards in the dmesg, and I see no errors, etc. -
there are just no drives listed in dmesg.

My setup is 8 500 Gb drives in a single raid-6 array, size ~2.8TB.  Any
problems with that ?  Perhaps sysinstall cannot deal with a >2TB drive
?  There are no other drives in the system besides the single 2.8TB raid 6
array ...


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