[CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions

Fri Dec 6 09:06:52 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 12/6/2013 12:04 AM, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> 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.

the megaraid bios is nasty complex to use.   and maybe you got a card 
without it ... you're really better off booting linux from a CD, net, 
whatever, to shell and using megacli.   of course, megacli doesn't 
/come/ with linux, so you have to get it, and make it available to your 
standalone linux of choice (the centos installation boot at a linux 
single will do, if you can access media with megacli on it.

and yes, as has been said before, megacli is a rather messy complex 
command line.   I found it much easier to understand when I stopped 
using -'s on all the options (the - is optional) and stopped using 
camelcase, then the commands are less messy.   I ended up making my own 
cheatsheet of common megacli commands formatted that way

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