Installing Linux on the Compaq Original Smart Array Controller

Identifying a Compaq Original Smart Array Controller A Compaq Original Smart Array Controller can be identified because it will have one of the following numbers on it: Vendor ID Device ID Name Spare # Assembly # Option # 110e 2040 Smart Array Controller (EISA) 142130-001 002969-001 142055-001 110e 2040 Smart Array Controller (EISA) 181132-001 003596-001 … Read more

Solaris on Compaq Servers

Here are the docs I currently have on installing Solaris on Compaq Servers: loading_solaris_8.html Some general instructions on installing Solaris 8 on Compaq Servers, I have not had a chance to personally test these instructions yet. solaris8dca.html Additional instructions on installing Solaris 8 on Compaq Servers. sol8inst.html General install notes of Solaris 8 on Compaq … Read more

Compaq Smart-2/E Array Controller

Spare# 194752-001 Assembly# 194771-001 Option# 194751-001 If you have any comments, questions, or improvements then please drop me a line. Click here to find out how to contact me: contact.html. If you have the Compaq Original Eisa Smart Array Controller then please refer to these instructions located at smart.html. If you wish to learn more … Read more

ISO, CDR, and CDRW in Linux

Creating an ISO Image Here are a couple of different commands for creating an ISO image: [[email protected] /root]# mkisofs -RJ -o image.iso /burndirectory/ [[email protected] /root]# mkisofs -J -o image.iso /burndirectory The options (-RJ) will preserve long filenames, casing and Rock Ridge extensions (long mixed-case filenames and symbolic links for *nix). -J Generate Joliet directory records … Read more

How to create and use a patch in Linux

Creating a Patch File: diff -Naur olddir newdir > new-patch – or – diff -Naur oldfile newfile >new-patch A Note concerning Patch and the number of Directory Levels used: Try to make sure when creating a patchfile that you have the same number of directories levels for both the olddir path and newdir path. For … Read more

Linux Loop Devices

By default you have 8 loop devices (loop0 – loop7). You can extend this number up to 255 (maybe even 256, I haven’t tested it that high). Preparation: Have the kernel source tree installed along with all the other development packages needed in order to build a kernel. This may be done by just redoing … Read more

Setting the Date and Time in Linux

You have at least 2 methods for setting the date and time in Linux: You can set the time by hand, but be careful, lots of clocks tend to drift over time. The trick here to make the time stick across a reboot is to run the hwclock command as shown below You can use … Read more

NCR 53c876 SCSI Chipset

NCR53c876 SCSI Controller (360708-001) PS740 6/350, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550, 6/600 PS780 6/350, 6/400, 6/450 PL800 6/350, 6/350e, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550, 6/600 PL1600 6/350, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550, 6/600 PL1850R 6/350, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550, 6/600 PL2500 6/200 PL3000 6/300, 6/333, 6/350, 6/400, 6/450, 6/500, 6/550, 6/600 PL5500 6/200, X/400, X/450, X/500, 6/500, X/550 … Read more