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Jesse
2006-08-07
2013-05-21
  • Jesse

    Jesse - 2006-08-07

    I have a number of machines I want to scrub and DBAN seems to be the best choice, unfortunately they are using 3 Ware RAID cards: 3 ware 9500S-8 which works with the 3w_9xxx under FC4. Not surprisingly, DBAN does not see this hardware. So my question is a couple parts:

    1) What would be required for DBAN to support this hardware? Is it just a matter of loading adding the driver to the ISO and loading it? Would it require other changes to DBAN or some other part?

    2) How difficult would it be for me to do this? Would it be a relatively simple matter of rebuilding the CD with the new components or would it be more problematic?

    Thanks in advance for any help/insight you can give.

    -Jesse

     
    • Darik Horn

      Darik Horn - 2006-08-07

      > 1) What would be required for DBAN to support this hardware?

      A more recent kernel is required for compatibility with the 3Ware 9000 family of products.

      > Is it just a matter of loading adding the driver to the ISO and loading it?

      No, dban-1.0.x does not use modular drivers.

      > Would it require other changes to DBAN or some other part? 

      Yes, likely.

      > 2) How difficult would it be for me to do this?

      I dunno, try it.

      ...

      The dban-1.1.0 release will have drivers for recent 3Ware hardware.  The first dban-1.1.0 beta will be released when the 2.4.33 kernel goes gold and dban-1.0.7 is released.

       
    • Jesse

      Jesse - 2006-08-08

      Thanks for the quick response. As your already planning on supporting this in before too long, I am not going to worry about trying to hack it in now. Thanks for your help and the great project.

       

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