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Old 01-04-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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ICHR7 Intel Matrix Storage/LSI Logic Embedded.

I've recently aquired a new server, and I'd like to turn it into a Webserver etc.


P4 3.0GHz
2 x SATA WD 120GB
Configured as RAID 1, with either the LSI Logic Embedded Controller or the Intel Matrix Storage, I think both use the ICHR7 chipset, but not sure.

Anyway, looking around the net about the chipset and support, it looks like it's pretty thin.

I tried compatibility mode, where you change the disks to appear as IDE drives, RAID and Non RAID, and Debian still won't pick the drives up.
I booted Debian Sarge 3.1r1 with "linux26" so I was using the 2.6 Kernel.

Because it's a Hybrid Controller, Linux is picking both the drives up normally, that is if I use Ubuntu or something, FreeBSD picks up both, and the RAID1 drive.

I'd rather use Debian, because I'm more comfortable with Linux.

How can I get Debian working with this Chipset? Has anyone tried and got it working?

I'd like it to be as stable as possible, because it will be semi production, but doesn't need the 99.99% uptime or anything like that.

So is Debian still the best choice? Or should I be looking at something else?

Thanks in Advance.

Last edited by finchwizard; 01-04-2006 at 06:13 AM.
Old 01-04-2006, 09:21 AM   #2
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You could try the custom 'Debian on Dell Servers' iso (works on servers other than just Dells.. )

just an option and I can't gaurentee it will resolve your issue. but basically they customized the install iso to add support for more Drive controllers etc..


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