[CentOS] Dell R605 w/ Perc 6/i problem

Wed Jun 30 14:18:05 UTC 2010
Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>

2010/6/30 mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>:
> Jacob Bresciani wrote:
>> R605 is a power edge server model I think.The Perc6/i is a Dell rebranded
>> raid controller, it's actually an LSI in disguise. Try downloading the
>> Megaraid utilities from LSI and using them to see the status of the card.
> Hmmm, I think I see the Linux/CentOS megaraid load as it comes up to the
> install screen (before I get to look at partitioning).
>> Also, when you boot the R605, you should be able to get into the Perc's
>> firmware for drive creation/maintenance. You might want to check there to
>> see how it thinks things are configured and it hasn't decided the 750G drive
>> is a hotspare or something (a hotspare wouldn't show up to the OS).
> As far as I can tell, it doesn't think it's a hot spare. Using the firmware
> configuration utility, it sees the physical drive, and that's it.

you need to export drive as jbod or raid0 if you want to use it on os.
this is typical on hardware raid controllers.