Slackware 14.2 and Adaptec AIC94xx SCSI

I recently upgraded a Supermicros X7DB8 motherboard server from Slackware64 13.37 to Slackware64 14.2. Initially, I had issues with the built-in Adaptec AIC-9410W SAS not detecting the attached drives.

After much thinking and some poking around, I finally discovered that the package kernel-firmware-20191108 is missing the firmware for this card: aic94xx-seq.fw.

As an expedient, I copied the file from the 13.37 install. On reboot, the drives showed up. Yay!

For those who need this firmware, you may downlload it from Microsemi at: https://storage.microsemi.com/en-us/speed/scsi/linux/aic94xx-seq-30-1_tar_gz.php

Happy Slacking!
Stu…

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