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From the Technical Q&A: Getting Red Hat to install using an Adaptec controller card

Have you ever gotten a controller card to work properly in Red Hat Linux 6.x? If so, you could win 200 TechPoints by posting a solution to a member's question in the Technical Q&A.

Welcome to From the Technical Q&A, an article highlighting members' questions from the TechRepublic Technical Q&A. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Tech Q&A! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
A little problem with Red Hat
Recently, TechRepublic passport holder Marcus posted an interesting problem regarding Red Hat Linux 6.x and an Adaptec 131U2 controller. His problem appears to be a difficult one, as he has put up 200 TechPoints as a reward for the person who can provide a solution:

“I need help! I’m trying to install Red Hat on a RAID 5 array using an Adaptec AAA-131U2 controller card. I have tried installing Red Hat versions 6.0, 6.1, and even 6.2 with no luck. No one has been able to help me, including Adaptec and Red Hat. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!”

Do you have an answer?
Have you solved a problem similar to Marcus’ dilemma? Perhaps you know a way to allow his Red Hat distribution to access his controller card? If so, visit Marcus’ question and post your solution. If your suggestion answers his question, you become the lucky recipient of 200 TechPoints.
In case you didn't know, you earn TechPoints whenever you use the TechRepublic site. (If you don't know how many TechPoints you have, click the TechPoints link in our navigation bar located on the left of this screen.) When you post a question in the Technical Q&A, you get to designate a certain number of those points as a prize to be awarded to whomever answers your question correctly. After you post a question, you can check for answers periodically or request an e-mail message notifying you when someone posts an answer to your question. Follow this link to check out the threads in Technical Q&A. Welcome to From the Technical Q&A, an article highlighting members' questions from the TechRepublic Technical Q&A. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Tech Q&A! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
A little problem with Red Hat
Recently, TechRepublic passport holder Marcus posted an interesting problem regarding Red Hat Linux 6.x and an Adaptec 131U2 controller. His problem appears to be a difficult one, as he has put up 200 TechPoints as a reward for the person who can provide a solution:

“I need help! I’m trying to install Red Hat on a RAID 5 array using an Adaptec AAA-131U2 controller card. I have tried installing Red Hat versions 6.0, 6.1, and even 6.2 with no luck. No one has been able to help me, including Adaptec and Red Hat. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!”

Do you have an answer?
Have you solved a problem similar to Marcus’ dilemma? Perhaps you know a way to allow his Red Hat distribution to access his controller card? If so, visit Marcus’ question and post your solution. If your suggestion answers his question, you become the lucky recipient of 200 TechPoints.
In case you didn't know, you earn TechPoints whenever you use the TechRepublic site. (If you don't know how many TechPoints you have, click the TechPoints link in our navigation bar located on the left of this screen.) When you post a question in the Technical Q&A, you get to designate a certain number of those points as a prize to be awarded to whomever answers your question correctly. After you post a question, you can check for answers periodically or request an e-mail message notifying you when someone posts an answer to your question. Follow this link to check out the threads in Technical Q&A.

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