[CentOS-devel] C5 + DL320 G2 compatibility

Thu May 17 13:25:04 UTC 2007
Nicholas Byrne <nicholas.byrne at quadriga.com>


I've been having problems installing CentOS 5 on the DL320 G2 server
which uses one of those fake raid chips. I'm fairly sure it's a an LSI
logic chip supporting 133 ATA x 2, with raid 0, 1 and 1+0 support and
uses the megaide driver. Here are the specs for the system (though they
don't specify the chip in question) -

When booting with old firmware/bios i get to the point  anaconda does
the drive detection and it cannot find any drives. I thought, ok old
firmware i'll try updating to the firmware shipped on the 2007 release
of HP firmware 7.70 CDROM (FW770.2007_0131.52.iso). Now i boot C5 up
from CD and all i see is -

loading vmlinuz....
loading initrd.img....

You cannot disabled the LSI controller in the BIOS, it appears to be the
only ide controller available. I have tried a few kernel parameters such
as enabling disabling apic etc but nothing got me past this point.

Any ideas?


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