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[Discuss] raid controller drivers

I can't give you the exact steps off the top of my head, too dependent on
google lately, but all you have to do once the correct driver is loaded is
add the module to your initrd. On RH you can mkinitrd or you can actually do
the process manually.

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[ at] On Behalf Of Stephen Adler
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:58 PM
To: Richard Pieri
Cc: discuss at
Subject: Re: [Discuss] raid controller drivers

On Wed, 2014-09-24 at 13:54 -0400, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On 9/24/2014 1:23 PM, Stephen Adler wrote:
> > OK... so my question is, how do I configure the boot image to force it
> > to include the SAS raid controller driver so I can boot from a disk
> > connected to it?
> If it were me, you don't. I avoid doing this because it's a pain in the
> ass thanks to the Linux kernel's broken device enumeration mechanism.
> Instead, boot from a vanilla SATA disk on a vanilla SATA port set to be
> the first BIOS boot device. Optionally, mirror the boot volume with
> mdadm and set the two devices as first and second BIOS boot devices.

Thanks Richard, that's how my system is setup right now. I was hoping to
get rid of the generic SATA setup to boot fedora 20 and have a full SAS
system booting from the SAS controller. So be it...

Cheers. Steve.

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