SCSI support - LFS 6.4

Anthony Price elenmar at
Mon Feb 9 15:51:22 PST 2009

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 06:14:06PM +0000, Anthony Price wrote:
>> I have an LFS build on a partition on a SCSI disk. The Adapter is SCSI 
>> 29320A.
>> SCSI support is enabled in the Kernel
>> Ubuntu can see the SCSI disk partitions so the disk and / or the adapter 
>> are supported.
>> A copy of the installation on a PATA drive boots on another machine, so 
>> the build is OK.
>> Adaptec's documentation doesn't tell me much and the binary drivers that 
>> come with it are intended for RedHat, SuSE, etc.
>> I downloaded a tgz from the Adaptec site and unpacked it. It contains 
>> readme files which tell me nothing that applies to my situation.
>> There is a Makefile, but running make produces an error message:
>> "make: *** No rule to make target `/aic7xxx_seq.h', needed by 
>> `/aic7xxx_core.o'.  Stop."
>> I am out of  my depth here, so any tips or suggestions would be welcome.
> aic7xxx has been in the kernel for a very long time, so no need for
> out-of-tree drivers.
>  In menuconfig,
>  Device Drivers | SCSI device support | SCSI low level drivers |
> Adaptec AIC7xxx Fast -> U160 Support
>  Avoid the old AIC7xxx driver with any kernel from the last 2 or 3
> years, unless you have a special need for it.
> ĸen
That did it! I had fundamentally misunderstood how the menuconfig 
interface works and missed the SCSI drivers as a result. We live & learn!

In the course of my flounderings I also found a good how-to on modules here:



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