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Halobok 04-25-2012 11:48 PM

`Dell PowerEdge 11G T410` - Cannot detect HDD
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My university just bough this piece, I need to use it for modelization work. But I cannot get it to work, front panel tray hdds are connected to a this card(Picture attached). I tried many different distros, but still non can detect the HDD.

I guess I need a driver, there is no model info on the card itself, lspci is a huge mass. I have no idea which driver that I need. When I unplug the front panel it gives : "SAS cable A failure. Check connection." , so I guess this is a SAS card?

Any help will be appreciated, both by me and dozen other desperate engineering students who will be depending on this server :)

hua 04-26-2012 02:34 AM

Since I had similar issue with SAS RAID controller (adaptec) maybe this post will help you:

My problem was that I could not see this device when I upgraded from Slackware13.1 to Slackware13.37. Finally we found out that some pci parameters (pci=nocrs) should be appended at kernel boot.

Hope it helps

grim76 04-26-2012 09:18 AM

With the card installed Dell systems on boot will typically show what controller card is installed. Once you have that you might be able to narrow things down a bit more. Also make sure that you have the cabling right. The error you are describing makes me think that the cabling is not quite right.

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