CentOS 6 sees RAID 1 drive but CentOS 7 doesn't

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bei60
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CentOS 6 sees RAID 1 drive but CentOS 7 doesn't

Post by bei60 » 2018/03/28 09:22:30

Hey guys, I'm at lost.

I have a Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M4.
I have 12 4TB SAS HDDs and two on board SATAs of 140GB each.

The drives are recgonized when disks are in JBOD but once I configure them in RAID 1, I can no longer see them and I get a "i8040 error no controller found" while the installation loads files.

Bios and other firmwares are updated to latest.
the Controller is an LSI embedded megaraid
RH 7.4 and CentOS 6.9 recognize the RAID 1 drive but CentOS 7 doesn't.
I also tried loading the RH7.4 drives that Fujitsu has on their website with inst.dd but that didn't work

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
Last edited by bei60 on 2018/04/01 08:28:47, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Can't install CentOS on server after configuring RAID 1

Post by TrevorH » 2018/03/28 14:25:25

Are you sure your disks are actually attached to the RAID controller and not to some on-board FakeRAID controller on the SATA ports? It sounds more like you have your 12 x 4TB SAS drives attached to the hardware RAID controller and the 2 SATA drives on the embedded Intel FakeRAID card.

You shouldn't need to download any foreign drivers to get an LSI card recognised, the drivers for that are already included in the CentOS kernel.
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Re: Can't install CentOS on server after configuring RAID 1

Post by bei60 » 2018/03/29 09:07:19

TrevorH wrote:Are you sure your disks are actually attached to the RAID controller and not to some on-board FakeRAID controller on the SATA ports? It sounds more like you have your 12 x 4TB SAS drives attached to the hardware RAID controller and the 2 SATA drives on the embedded Intel FakeRAID card.

You shouldn't need to download any foreign drivers to get an LSI card recognised, the drivers for that are already included in the CentOS kernel.
Yes I'm sure. I updated my post with a bit more info

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Re: CentOS 6 sees RAID 1 drive but CentOS 7 doesn't

Post by hunter86_bg » 2018/04/10 04:07:15

When the installation fails -> did you downloaded a copy of the logs?
Did you see anything in them?

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