[CentOS] Newby using IntelR1304BB Need help with installing 6.4

Thu May 30 14:42:14 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Norman Schklar wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Norman Schklar wrote:
>> > Seems I need to disable RAID, but don't find the option in the bios.
>> > 4ea 1  terabyte drives in raid 10 is the current setup.
>> >
>> >>From what I read, I need to disable the onboard raid and let Centos do
>> >> the work.
>> >
>> Ok, I missed the beginning of this thread. Is it currently using Intel
>> (aka fakeRAID)? If so, it's *not* in the BIOS, but rather you have to
>> watch as it comes up, before it gets to the CentOS boot. You'll see
>> something that tells you to hit <ctrl-something>, and in there, in the
>> firmware, you'll disable it.
>> Note that if you do, I believe that everything will be gone, and you'll
>> have to rebuild or restore. I don't *think* software RAID will recognize
>> what the fakeRAID left, though I could be wrong.

> This was the first of the thread.
> This is a new install, so nothing to lose.
> Centor 6.4 doesn't find the drives.
> I use Ctrl E, to open the raid console but it doesn't have an option to
> disable.  So each time it boots I get the raid init.
> Not sure how you tell if it's FakeRaid.  It is using LSI drivers.
> I think what I want to do is stop the raid and use Centos management.  But
> can't find where to stop the raid.
> There may be a better solution, but what I've read so far says to disable
> the on board raid.

Oh. You're using LSI? What's the hardware card? I don't think fakeRAID,
the Intel on-motherboard thing, uses them. If you've got a *real* RAID
card in there, then you *should* use it - you don't need the software

For that, what you need to do is to create logical drives - follow the
steps, chose the type of RAID, etc. in the firmware. *THEN*, once you've
created the logical drives, when you reboot, the systems *will* see them
as though they were physical drives.

Does what I'm saying make sense to you?