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    Default No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new Dell PE R620

    Trying to install openSUSE 11.2 32-bit on a new Dell PowerEdge R620 Server. It has the PERC H310 RAID Controller and 2-146GB SAS 15k Hard Drives. When it does the system probing analysis, it comes back with the error: "No Hard Disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware." Then later on, when you choose the partition it tells me "No automatic proposal possible" I have set the BIOS RAID to a RAID 1, which is what i need for the 2 HDD's.

    I have started the instal for openSUSE 13.2 32-bit and it recognizes the drives just fine, but for compatibility with the software going on this server, I need it on 11.2. My guess is it probably has something to do with incompatible drivers that 11.2 doen't have for the new hardware.

    Has anyone ran into this issue and know the sucessful resolution to get openSUSE 11.2 to recognize the Hard Drives? Thanks in advance fo the help.

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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new DellPE R620

    On 2014-04-30 16:56, tellerman wrote:
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    > Trying to install openSUSE 11.2 32-bit on a new Dell PowerEdge R620
    > Server.


    openSUE 11.2? That's way obsolete and unmaintained.

    Or are you using SLES 11 SP 2?


    > It has the PERC H310 RAID Controller and 2-146GB SAS 15k Hard
    > Drives. When it does the system probing analysis, it comes back with
    > the error: "No Hard Disks were found for the installation. Please
    > check your hardware." Then later on, when you choose the partition it
    > tells me "No automatic proposal possible" I have set the BIOS RAID
    > to a RAID 1, which is what i need for the 2 HDD's.


    BIOS raid? Is that a full hardware true raid, or a fake raid? The later
    may need drivers.


    > I have started the instal for openSUSE 13.2 32-bit and it recognizes the
    > drives just fine,


    13.2 is Beta.

    > but for compatibility with the software going on this
    > server, I need it on 11.2. My guess is it probably has something to do
    > with incompatible drivers that 11.2 doen't have for the new hardware.


    Fake raid, then.

    You could use software raid, instead. Same performance as fake raid,
    actually.

    Fake raid just has some bios assist to allow the boot process to read
    (not write) from the array, sufficient at least for booting. Then the
    operating system takes over and uses specific drivers for that hardware
    - but all the processing is done by the mainboard CPU. Including sending
    data to be written twice, once per disk, over the buses.

    Which is why a Linux software raid performs the same.

    On a real hardware raid, the operating system sees only one drive, and
    writes only one copy - the raid hardware does the rest. No drivers needed.

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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new Dell PE R620

    It is a strange hop fromm11.2 (long gone) to 13.2 (the future). Why don't you try the current release 13.1? Please explain.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new Dell PE R620

    I mis-typed...sorry. I meant 13.1, not 13.2. For the software going on this server, 11.2 has been fully tested at this point. I am looking at doing other options of Linux, but waiting to hear back from our software vendor for complete compatibility. When I tried 13.1, it recognized the Hard Drives.

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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new DellPE R620

    On Wed 30 Apr 2014 04:26:01 PM CDT, tellerman wrote:


    I mis-typed...sorry. I meant 13.1, not 13.2. For the software going on
    this server, 11.2 has been fully tested at this point. I am looking at
    doing other options of Linux, but waiting to hear back from our software
    vendor for complete compatibility. When I tried 13.1, it recognized the
    Hard Drives.


    Hi
    Or do you mean SLE 11 SP2? Can you confirm?
    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new Dell PE R620

    It's openSUSE 11.2, not SUSE Enterprise 11. Installing it from CD.

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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new Dell PE R620

    I assume you are not surprised that an old openSUSE version does not support all new hardware that emerged long after it went out of support.

    And I never would encourage anybody to install such an old version when any security should be taken into account.

    I do not quite understand what you ask for. Even when people here would exactly know what the particular hardware item is that is not supported, that will not help you in getting 11.2 running on that system.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: No Hard Drives detected on install of openSUSE 11.2 on new DellPE R620

    On Wed 30 Apr 2014 05:56:02 PM CDT, tellerman wrote:


    It's openSUSE 11.2, not SUSE Enterprise 11. Installing it from CD.


    Hi
    So, your number one priority should be sorting out the software vendor
    to get the code up to date, else is it obsolete code?

    Install something like ESXi and virtualize an 11.2 instance

    Install openSUSE 13.1 and virtualize on that (kvm, virtualbox etc)

    Set the RAID to JOBD configuration and then use software RAID.

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