Re: SiI3112 (Adaptec 1210SA): no devices

Hugo Mills (
Thu, 5 Jun 2003 22:15:26 +0100

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On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 01:48:08PM -0700, Samuel Flory wrote:
> Hugo Mills wrote:
> > I've just taken delivery of a shiny new Adaptec 1210SA Serial-ATA
> >adapter and a 120Gb Seagate Barracuda native SATA drive. Problem is,
> >the kernel driver doesn't seem to notice this device on boot --
> >nothing at all appears relating to this device in the boot messages.
> >Can you help me?
> >
> > (The card is configured in its on-board BIOS with a single disk as
> >JBOD).
> The card is a serial ata controller with what adaptec refers to as
> "hostraid". (Meaning the raid is done in the driver.) There are binary
> drivers for it on adptec's site, but no open source drivers. The binary
> drivers are fairly good, but they are binary drivers. (Which brings the
> headaches that binary drivers entail.)

I'm only after the JBOD function of the card, not the RAID bits. I
just couldn't find _any_ other SiI3112 SATA card on the market in this
country. I don't run Red Hat or SuSE, and particularly not their
kernels -- (I normally run Alan's kernels). Does this mean that I've
bought a pig in a poke?


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