LSI MegaRAID i4 UltraATA/100 controller

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at
Mon Jun 8 01:20:51 UTC 2009

Liam Proven wrote:
> Anyone using one of these?
> I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a Dell PowerEdge 600SC which
> has 6 x 80GB EIDE disks controlled by a Dell PERC/CERC ATA100 RAID
> controller, which is a rebadged ALI MegaRAID i4.
> of them pieces of hardware raid rubbish that use the i960 chip 
from Intel. Looses to software raid in performance, especially raid5, 
even a decade ago.

> The kernel finds it, but it can't see the logical disk on it, so setup
> barfs out. I've tried with Server 8.04.1 but an alt-install disk of
> 9.04 does the same thing.
> The odd thing is, this server used to run SME Server - a different
> Linux distro, based on Red Hat 7. Albeit, that was with mirrored 120GB
> drives. But still, it ought to work...
> is not fake-raid so it should not need a driver...but then 
there are drivers for Redhat 8.0, Redhat 9 and so forth...

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