[CentOS] CentOS 5.5 does not recognise SAS drives with LSI 1068E Controller

Thu Mar 17 08:29:50 UTC 2011
Timo Schoeler <timo.schoeler at riscworks.net>

thus Peter Peltonen spake:
> I have now partially solved my problem:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Peter Peltonen <peter.peltonen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I need to do a new CentOS net install on a new server having the
>> Supermicro X7DVL-3 motherboard:
> [...]
>> So I assume the controller is not supported and I need a binary driver
>> for it. For 1068e it should be:
> I received the driver image megasr-13.17.0421.2010-1-rhel50-u5-all.img
> from the hardware vendor and was able to use it as the driver disk for
> installation.
> Upgrading the kernel issue is still unresolved though:
>> And what happens if I get the driver installed and then the server's
>> kernel is updated? Do I need reinstall the driver somehow?
> After updates the system is unable to boot with the new kernel as it
> cannot find the megasr driver.
> What shoudl I do? Does the megasr module for the old kernel also work
> with the new kernel => do I need to copy it somewhere and create an
> initrd  image including that module? Or do I need to find an updated
> megasr module from somewhere?

I had this hardware, too, from a customer of ours.


It's not my blog but it's exactly what reality ist like.



> Best regards,
> Peter