[CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions

Fri Dec 6 07:32:00 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 12/5/2013 11:18 PM, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> I see several of you guys say that the Megaraid as well as the LSI-card should
> work out of the box with CentOS.
> My understanding is that the necessary driver modules are already built into
> the kernel.
> Am I assuming this correctly that the card should therefore be seen at install
> with no tweaking?

you have to configure a megaraid card so it knows what to do with your 
disks, either create a raid or multiple raids, or configure it for 
all-disks-as-jbod.   this /can/ be done with the bios, but its really 
annoying to use, I generally put a copy of megacli on a USB stick and 
boot my installation media with 'single' to run it, otherwise the linux 
kernel doesn't see them.

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
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