MegaMgr Jeremy_Sheard at
Wed Aug 21 00:32:01 CDT 2002

Correct...there is NOT an option to add a HD in the BIOS of the PERC3/DC
(LSI) Raid Controller.  The option you are looking for is called
"Reconstruct".  You have two options:

1.  Download the file (Filename:  dc529a5.exe) at the link I provided below.

All you need is a bootable floppy and the dellconf.exe file on the same
floppy.  Boot from the floppy disk and run it from the DOS prompt.  

*Note:  It also works on the older AMI PERCs such as the Perc II, 2/SC &
2/DC cards (although it has the ability to reconstruct in its firmware

2.  Delete the Logical Drive and add/re-create the array with all your
existing HD's plus the new hard drive you are adding in, then initialize the
Logical Drive.

Array Manager is another way to accomplish this task but Array Manager is
NOT available for Linux.

Thank You,

Jeremy Sheard
DELL Server Support

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald Reed
To: Jeremy_Sheard at
Sent: 8/20/2002 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: MegaMgr

A small mistake on my part. This machine does have the PERC3/DI, but 
that is the internal raid for the system drive. I have the PERC3/DC, 
which is a MegaRaid controller.

Jeremy_Sheard at wrote:

>What you are indicating by this email is you have an Adaptec PERC3/DI
>Controller but you are using an LSI (formely AMI) Megaraid Utility.
>This is
>not going to work.  You will need to download the "FAST CLI" for this
>Controller.  Verify what your Firmware is at on this controller also.
>Jeremy Sheard
>DELL Server Support
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ronald Reed [mailto:rreed at]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 2:45 PM
>To: linux-poweredge
>Subject: MegaMgr
>I have a system with a Perc 3Di card. I want to add an additional drive

>to an exsisting array of drives without erasing what is already in the 
>disk array. Is this possible? I don't see a way to do it in the megamgr

>program, or the card BIOS.
>Ron Reed
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