Linux-PowerEdge Digest, Vol 46, Issue 41

Alessio Cecchi alessio at
Tue Jun 24 03:12:24 CDT 2008

Il Tuesday 24 June 2008 08:44:14 Michael_Christensen2 at ha scritto:
> None of the Perc controllers support JBOD, so if that's what you need,
> then take a look at SAS5/i and SAS6/i instead.
> The closest you would get with a Perc controller, is a bunch of single
> disk raid0 volumes, but you still wouldn't have direct access to the
> drives, the way you would with JBOD.

Thanks Michael, 

Sorry, but I explained bad my question, I do NOT want to see the individual 
disks, my question is:

If I create a raid 5 with the controller perc 5/i, during the installation of 
debian I regularly see the array that I created, even if the controller is 
not officially supported by Dell for Debian?

I ask this because with some controllers I have to create a raid through the 
bios controller, but then the volume RAID was not seen by the operating 
system. If I am not mistaken this type of controllers are called fake-raid.

> //Michael
>    3. PERC 5/i on Debian etch (Alessio Cecchi)
> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:54:49 +0200
> From: Alessio Cecchi <alessio at>
> Subject: PERC 5/i on Debian etch
> To: linux-poweredge at
> Message-ID: <200806231754.49599.alessio at>
> Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="us-ascii"
> Hello,
> I intend to buy two servers PE 2970 but let me know if the controller
> 5/i, configured in RAID 5 with 3 disks SAS + 1 spare, it is compatible
> with
> Debian Etch with the original kernel 2.6.18-x.
> My concern is to see at installation individual discs instead of logical
> volume RAID 5.
> Thanks

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