[CentOS] Dell mirror raid boot problems

Gary Greene ggreene at minervanetworks.com
Tue Apr 28 03:08:26 UTC 2009

On 4/27/09 6:44 PM, "John R Pierce" <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> David M Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
>> If you are using PERC, it is simply not compatible with Linux, and
>> should never be. It is a terrible piece of hardware. I would recommend
>> using dmraid
> say huh?
> Admittedly I'm not up on the newer PERCs, but the older ones I've used
> were mostly LSI Logic/AMI Megaraid hardware, with Dell firmware, and
> seemed pretty damn solid to me.   These were ultra320 scsi systems, with
> hotswap drive bays, and battery backed caches.

PERCs work just fine under Linux (new and old). There are more than a few
people on this list using Dell servers (which a vast majority use PERC
controllers.) They are tested and certified against RHEL, so I can't see a
reason that they wouldn't "just work".

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