LSI MegaRAID i4 UltraATA/100 controller

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Jun 9 00:17:41 UTC 2009

2009/6/8 Chan Chung Hang Christopher <christopher.chan at>:
> 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.

Yes, it's an i960. But rubbish? Really? I thought I had scored a nice
freebie here!

>> 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...

Exactly. The only change is, before, it was a RAID1, now it's a RAID5...

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