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Old 11-24-2007, 11:28 AM   #1
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Installing FC8 on Intel Server board S3000AH with Hardware RAID enabled

Hi All,
I just assembled a server to work as a File server. I added 3 SATA HDDs in this system. I configured two logical drives as follows using Intel Embedded RAID (LSI MegaRaid):
1. Single 80GB HDD in RAID-0 mode (HDD attached to SATA port-0)
2. Two 400GB HDDs in RAID-1 mode (Disks on SATA ports 2 and 3)

When I try to install FC8 on this system, the FC8 sees all 3 disks as sda, sdb and sdc. I expect to see only two disks as the hardware RAID should present each logical disk as separate disk to OS.

Can someone help me in this. The help pages on Intel and LSI webpages show the drivers and insructions of RHEL3 and RHEL4.

Does anyone have experience with FC8 on this mother board with Hardware RAID enabled?

thanks and regards,
Old 11-24-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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Your HW RAID is not HW RAID - it is a fake RAID.
Either: disable HW RAID on the board and use linux software RAID (it's faster anyway) or buy a real HW RAID controller.

How do you know it's real? Plug it into linux - linux sees one disk.


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