[CentOS] Installing CentOS 5.4 64bit on server with LSI SAS 1068E controller.

Larry Brigman larry.brigman at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 07:46:27 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Billy Huddleston <billy at ivdc.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 on a machine with a LSI SAS 1068E
> controller.  I've googled all over the place and found a few different
> drivers for RHEL5 for it.. and tried a few of them.. Some will load,
> some complain that this isn't the correct version.. non of them work
> when it comes to showing Hard Drivers in the partition manager. The
> machine is a Supermicro SYS-6015V-M3 server. Any help would be appreciated.

run lspci on the system from the rescue mode of the installer disk.
It will probably say something
like Megaraid.

We have a newer motherbaord from Super Micro and we had the same problem.
The motherboard data info says LSI 1068E but depending on the jumper
setting of the board it could be
1078E instead and that is not supported by Linux until a much later
kernel (2.6.32).

Jumper for IT mode and get the IT firmware and things will work correctly.

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