Dell PowerEdge 1750 with PERC 4/Di on 4.7-REL

Olaf Hoyer ohoyer at
Wed Nov 19 08:59:23 PST 2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:

> I have a Dell PowerEdge 1750 with a PERC 4/Di . Unfortunately it does
> not locate the drives when attempting a CD install from 4.7-REL . My
> best guess is that the PERC 4/Di was not supported in 4.7 (I am assuming
> it is supported in 4.9 or 5.x though?), however, I have seen some people
> saying they got it to work. With that said, I just wanted to get a
> consensus.


Well, just had a little time to test a 1750 with 4.9-prerelease.

it works, dmesg attached below.
The Controller is a LSI based one, and looks like this:

amr0: <LSILogic MegaRAID> mem
0xfcb00000-0xfcb3ffff,0xf0000000-0xf7ffffff irq 5 at device 3.0 on pci4
amr0: <LSILogic PERC 4/Di> Firmware 4.04, BIOS B109, 128MB RAM
amrd0: <LSILogic MegaRAID logical drive> on amr0
amrd0: 69116MB (141549568 sectors) RAID 5 (optimal)
pass0 at amr0 bus 0 target 6 lun 0
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/amrd0s1a

You will need at least 4.9-pre, because the bge's are quite new, 4.8-R
will not find them.


Some infos on Dell are also available here:

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