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

From: Hannes Reinecke
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 10:16:59 EST

On 02/01/2012 03:42 PM, Thomas Fjellstrom wrote:
> 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
> installed.
>From my experience the BIOS wouldn't present any disks in JBOD mode.
So you'd be needing to switch to RAID mode first.


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