[CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions

Fri Dec 6 08:04:04 UTC 2013
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of John R Pierce
> Sent: den 6 december 2013 08:32
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions
> > 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.

BIOS... Now when you mention it, I didn't see any message on the screen at 
POST from the raid-card.
Don't cards like these usually throw a message about setup, raid status, found 
harddrives etc during POST. This one didn't.