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OpenSolaris Can t Use Closed Source Solaris Drivers

April 18th, 2008

This is beautiful:

Is it possible to install on SCSI drives with Adaptec AIC 7899 controller?

I am trying to install Nexenta on a server that is at least 10 years old, it has an Adaptec chip in it, and I figured for sure it would be supported. But no, the driver isn't open source.

Looks like its possible, but a lot of work:

AddingSolarisDriverstoaNexentaInstallation

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