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

From: John Robinson
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 10:27:30 EST

On 01/02/2012 15:16, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
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.

From my experience the BIOS wouldn't present any disks in JBOD mode.
So you'd be needing to switch to RAID mode first.

The firmware my card came with didn't have a JBOD mode, which is why I flashed the newer firmware. Then I could boot in JBOD mode from a rescue CD and see some drives, though not those that had had RAID-mode metadata written to them, but I couldn't boot the system with GRUB (from drives on another controller).


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