Hello,

i installed Ubuntu Dapper (actually OpenExchange Express) on a IBM xSeries 225 server.

Everything works fine except of the tape drive connected to the second bus of the ServeRAID-5i card.

The tape drive is not detected on boot:
[42949379.560000] scsi0 : IBM PCI ServeRAID 7.12.05 Build 761
[42949379.560000] Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
[42949379.560000] Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[42949379.560000] Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
[42949379.560000] Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[42949379.560000] Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
[42949379.560000] Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[42949379.580000] Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
[42949379.580000] SCSI device sda: 143372288 512-byte hdwr sectors (73407 MB)
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modinfo ips:
description: IBM ServeRAID Adapter Driver 7.12.02
version: 7.12.02
vermagic: 2.6.15-51-server SMP 686 gcc-4.0

I read that someone solved the problem by recompiling the kernel using the .config file from Knoppix.

Please someone can tell me which is the magic setting in the Knoppix' config file?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Till