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  1. #1
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    Question Drivers (yeh i know)

    I'm pretty sure that this is going to be a dead end but I may as well try.

    I have a Dell (i know you hate them) poweredge 1750 that has become available to install untangle on and pop into my network. Its a fairly beefy bit if kit so i thought it would be ideal.

    However (you know whats coming) I can't find any drivers for the disks so i really havn't got very far. Dell only supply windows drivers for them.

    Shall i just give in and try and find another bit of kit with IDE drives.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks all

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    If you are using the iso version of UT, you won't need any additional drivers, it has everything you'll need.

    Now, as far as the Dell you are using, I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 with 1.5 GB of RAM running UT (iso version), and running very well I might add. (Amazing, huh !!)

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    most of the time, you dont need any drivers for linux distros

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Yeah, it either works or it doesn't... the process of compiling and inserting drivers into a live system isn't cake. And to be fair, risk prone for the UT. You really don't want software compilation tools on a security appliance... it just isn't right.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    Thanks for the comments guys,
    When i install the ISO it just says that it cannot find the drives (i'm guessing it needs drivers for the hardware RAID) it gives me the list of drivers and asks me to put in a memory stick or floppy with the drivers on.

    "Yeah, it either works or it doesn't", I have read that alot.

    I guess it doesn't !

    Thanks anyhows.

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    Master Untangler Big D's Avatar
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    Dell loves broadcom NICs you have to supply the installer with broadcom firmware during the install. Only common issue I can think of.

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    That and most servers use "software RAID" which doesn't fly with any Linux EVER. That sounds like your hard drive issue.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
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