Can't get Linux to see the Harddrives

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Fri Mar 28 00:18:01 CST 2003

> I am having trouble to install Redhat 8.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 6300. It
> does not see the harddrives.
> The Server is a Dell PowerEdge 6300 the harddrives is 6 times 9GB
> harddrives on a PERC 2c SCSI card.
> I have the harddrives configured as RAID 0 and have also tried RAID 5.

You need to update the firmware on your PERC 2/SC.  If you look at Alt-F4 
after the megaraid driver tries to load, you'll see a message there 
from the kernel indicating this.  The latest firmware is available on


Matt Domsch
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