On Thursday 06 September 2007, Thomas Rooney wrote:
> Hi All
>> I just got a new Dell Power Edge 840 and I just tried to install
> Ubuntu Feisty
> all went well till the time came to partition the hard drives, none
> where found.
>> The box has an LSI raid card and 2 sata drives can anyone suggest a
> good starting place for finding a solution. I have checked with the
> uncle google and
> aunty Dell websites but Im not getting any where. As I have never had
> a problem
> with a Dell box and Linux this has come as some thing of a surprise
> to me.
>> Any help on this would be greatly appreacheated.
No real idea, but what kind of raid card? If it's a true
hardware RAID card (and if it's e.g. a Dell-badged LSI megaraid it might
well be), you likely have to go into the RAID's own BIOS and configure
a volume, which will only then show up for the installer.
Once you have a linux installed, you can get a (IIRC now open source)
systems management tool from dell (openmanage) that can handle all
manner of raid and other dell system/hardware reconf without having to
reboot into the RAID bios.
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