Re: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i hangs system at boot
On Sun, 20 May 2012 21:59:53 -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 5/20/2012 1:13 PM, Ramon Hofer wrote:
>> I was able to set a RAID1 in the WebBIOS and set the bootable option.
>> But I'm not sure if the setting was accepted. Even though when I set
>> the bootable option again the WebBIOS tells me the option is already
>> set - so it should be ok?
>> Unfortunately the Debian installer doesn't list the RAID1 storage
>> device :-?
> Are you using the very latest Squeeze installer ISO?
I'm using the Netinst from Unetbootin. I can try this evening another one.
> It's possible the driver in 2.6.32-5 used in the original Squeeze
> installer doesn't work with the 9240. Support for the 9240 was added in
> Something else to try:
> If the disks that were attached to the mobo SATA ports are still intact
> with Sqeueeze installed, boot the system with those attached to the mobo
> SATA but with the 9240 and expander removed from the system.
> Once booted, upgrade the kernel:
> $ aptitude -t squeeze-backports install linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64
> Shutdown, install the 9240 only, power up and see if it boots without
> hanging. If it does, power down, plug in the expander, cables, drives,
> etc, power up and see if Debian sees the RAID1 virtual disk, and the
> JBOD drives, if any are present.
I have done this already. I have installed Squeeze with the Netinst iso
and the lsi and expander attached.
Then after the install when I couldn't boot removed the lsi card (with
the expander still in the pcie port but not connected to the lsi card).
Installed bpo kernel installed the lsi card again and still it hangs at