Please help - adaptec 2820sa not ... RESOLVED
user at dhp.com
Mon Jun 19 01:48:00 UTC 2006
On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Jahilliya wrote:
> > Ok, aac is in the dmesg.
> > I can see both 2820sa cards in the dmesg, and I see no errors, etc. -
> > there are just no drives listed in dmesg.
> > My setup is 8 500 Gb drives in a single raid-6 array, size ~2.8TB. Any
> > problems with that ? Perhaps sysinstall cannot deal with a >2TB drive
> > ? There are no other drives in the system besides the single 2.8TB raid 6
> > array ...
> Have you got any other drives you can attach to the raid?
> If so, disconnect the 8 drives connected, connect up a couple that are
> not part of the raid and configure them as a simple raid 1 and see if
> the installers sees that raid. Or try any combination in drives to
> bring the raid size down below 2TB (I'm sure this limitation has been
Ok, the answer is that it has not been fixed.
6.1 sysinstall does in fact see both 2820sa controllers, and when I put in
a single 160GB sata drive, it does see that single drive and I can install
onto it, etc.
Sysinstall does _not_ see my 2.7TB raid6 array. I suspect that if it were
smaller than 2TB, it would see it correctly.
I have a number of options with which to deal with this, all of which
involve either wasting money or wasting disk space. Fantastic.
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