AIC-7892P U160/m boot fail on Karmic kernel 2.6.31-11-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP

Scott Evans scott at
Tue Sep 29 11:48:14 UTC 2009

I have an old IBM e Server that I use here for web-hosting/Email and I
decided to bite the bullet and upgrade it to karmic ahead of the
official release!

The first major issue I had was that the generic Kernel, it failed to
recognise the AIC-7892P U160/m ServeRAID Controller, hence leaving me
with a non boot system!

After a few select swear words I managed to get it working by including
into the grub options 'pci=noacpi' and the ServeRAID Controller was

So is it a consensus that ubuntu server is moving away from older
hardware compatibility in favour of higher end server platforms? 

Scott Evans VK7HSE
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