bypassing PERC?

Johnn Tan waterbuffalo at
Wed Mar 23 17:39:49 CST 2005

We have a PE1300/550 with PERC2/SC.

Dell/LSI and hence RHEL-4 no longer supports this RAID controller per 
RHEL-4's release notes:

I tested it and, indeed, no hard drives are detected, where RHEL-3 has 
no problems detecting these.

I tried just deleting the hardware RAID array, hoping it would just see 
the attached disks (at least this way I could use Linux Software RAID), 
but that didn't work either.

Is there any way to "bypass" the PERC?

If not, I suppose I'll have to stick with RHEL-3 with these controllers.


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