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#1 2018-02-07 17:12:21

andreas_baumann
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Intel Server SE7501WV2S

SE7501WV2S.jpg

Absolutely no problem to install. Just the 'gdth' driver has to be added to MODULES in '/etc/mkinitcpio.conf'.

Wth 'ncurses5-compat-libs' even the RAID tool 'icpcon' works like a charm:

SE7501WV2S-2.png

Enjoy the simplicity and usability of a Turbo Vision like text based BIOS while it lasts,
everything which came afterwards is close to a disaster (personal opinion).

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#2 2021-08-01 14:21:18

abaumann
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Re: Intel Server SE7501WV2S

The gdth driver was removed in 5.12:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke … dc236e3f60

So I'm stuck now with a 5.11.x kernel.. :-)

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#3 2021-08-01 15:37:02

levi
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Re: Intel Server SE7501WV2S

5.10 is the current LTS kernel with the longest current projected lifespan.  Might do you for this.


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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#4 2021-08-12 07:45:17

abaumann
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Re: Intel Server SE7501WV2S

Yeah, but a new LTS kernel will soon not have gdth in it, till then the driver code has bit-rotted. So this renders
this server useless (by software). The only alternative is to start to maintain the gdth code..

There is a point in the future, where we still have 32-bit binaries, but the Linux kernel threw out all support
for older hardware, which again renders Archlinux32 somewhat pointless. To be fair, gdth-based servers are
around 15-20 years old, so nobody most likely cares. :-)

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