bypassing PERC?

Shawn Starr sstarr at
Wed Mar 23 17:45:05 CST 2005

Just because its not supported by Dell or Red Hat, doesn't mean it 'stops' working in Linux 2.6 kernels, unless the kernel drivers provided aren't in 2.6 natively.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at]On Behalf Of Johnn Tan
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 18:40
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: bypassing PERC?

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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