Re: GRUB doesn't like ServeRAID M1015/LSI 9220-8i (was Re: mvsas with 3.1)

From: Thomas Fjellstrom
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 09:42:24 EST

On Wed Feb 1, 2012, John Robinson wrote:
> On 01/02/2012 14:03, Thomas Fjellstrom wrote:
> [...]
> > I picked up a refurb IBM
> >
> > ServeRaid M1015 (aka: LSI 9220-8i) card. It arrived yesterday. Just have
> > to wait and see why grub doesn't like it.
> When you find out, please let me know - I bought one via ebay, its
> firmware was elderly and wouldn't let me put it in JBOD mode, after a
> bit of googling I flashed it with IBM's latest firmware, then GRUB
> thought my machine had no RAM in it. The card has been sitting in a box
> since.

Yeah, GRUB immediately throws an "out of memory. Aborted" error, its annoying,
but I reported the issue on GRUB's bug tracker after talking to a guy in #grub
on freenode. Hopefully someone looks at it soon. It appears it happens so
early in grub's startup that it can't even output any debug info (I was asked
to run: `grub-install --debug-image=all /dev/sdX`, and did so, I get debug
output when the card is not installed, but absolutely nothing when it is

> Cheers,
> John.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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