LSI MegaRAID problems

Dear all!

I’ve acquired a Fujitsu-Siemens Worksatation with an on-board LSI MegaRAID SAS Model 8208 ELP.

I tryed first to install OpenSuse 11.1 but the system doesn’t detect the Hard disk (RAID 10).

In the LSI webpage I found that the Enterprise versions has drivers for this card, so I donwloades the evaluation version Desktop 11. Exactly the same problems remains. The Fujitsu support can’t hel because this kind of server are designed for windows (I cuold not just believe that, but it’s true).

Please, I need help to install the Suse OS… It should be possible somehow


Looks like drivers only exist for RHEL and SLES:

MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP : MegaRAID SAS/SATA Entry Line : MegaRAID SAS/SATA : Internal RAID : Products : Storage : LSI

I could buy the Server Enterprise, but I have no idea if this could have X-windows or if it’s only for servers…

Anyway. I’ve downloaded the drivers but I’ve no idea of how to proceed… The image drives doesn’t contain instructions for the instalation

I have been trying to install de evaluation version of SLES 11. While it seemm to recongnise the device, during the installation the system cannot see the hard disks. It is supposet to include a line in the kernel for the configuration of the device during the installation. I’ve not idea of what’s required… if you neet to introduce the RAID configuration or the size of the HD nor the numbers…

Please I need help

Thank you

try to use it in conjunction with the ServerView drive configuration utility to help configure raid before proceeding with the OS install