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Old 05-17-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
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Linux Driver for old SuperMicro RAID Controller ?

Hello Everyone - This might be more appropriate for the hardware forum but thought I would start here. I have an old Supermicro Server 64Bit, 6 Drive Bay that's currently running Windows 2003. I really would prefer to run Linux on this box, but I can't seem to find a driver for the RAID Controller (AOC-SAT2-MV8). Does anyone have a recommendation on a flavor of Linux - I have no prefernce, I just looking for am OS alternative that will recognize the hard drives.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you
Old 05-18-2018, 12:53 AM   #2
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Have you had a look here:


I donīt know, if a modern linux distro contains the driver for that controller.
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Hi, Yes. They no longer have the drivers on that page because the card is discontinued, just the latest BIOS and user manual. I did send them an email this evening but am doubtful they would provide one. Is there any site that identifies whether a particular distro would include drivers for a specific controller ? Thank you for the response !
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I'd look to server distros to start. I have had Opensuse/Suse find a number of older cards. Centos/Scientific would maybe also.

Knoppix used to see some cards but I'd look still to server distro's.
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Thanks Everyone ! In the event anyone has the same issue, SuperMicro tech support provided me the following:

Drivers are for older releases but definitely helpful. I'll probably be trying CENTOS - I'll update the thread once I know more. Thanks again


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