> Thx again for your detailed answer.
> I don’t need a RAID and I would have no problem to solve it by
> software. This server should only act as a subversion/fileserver.
> On the mainboard are also SATA Interfaces but I cant activate it in the
> BIOS. This is a special and known “feature” from HP (my hardware is a
> Proliant ML 110 server). Thank you HP for the fake interfaces.
Carefully read the manual from you server. There must be an option to
completely disable raid so you can use sata ports as “standard ports” (bios
call this “achi” or just “sata”). Just review the docs of your sata
controller bios and your motherboard bios.
> If this would work I guess my problem would be solved. Now I have to
> work with the SATA card which is already known by the system. I can see
> that an the beginning when Suse loads the driver “sata_sx4”. But I have
> absolutely no idea why Suse doesn’t see the harddrives.
Just out of curiosity, where are the disks attached to, sata contoller or
directly into the motherboard sata ports? :-?
> What do you mean with “real raid cards” on option c.)? I guess the
> Promisse SATA card is a real raid card because it supports raid by
Having a pci card does not mean it is a real hardware raid card. There are a
lot of raid cards (usually low cost, that is < 300?/$) that are fake-raid
and not hardware raid cards.
Didn’t you read the link I gave you?
And another one:
I have a Promise TX4 SATA RAID card. Why doesn’t Linux support my hardware
A. TX4 has “RAID5 accelerator” features, but is not full and true hardware
RAID. TX4 can offload RAID5 XOR calculations, but typically the host CPU is
much faster. Therefore, Linux does not use the RAID5 features of this card.
> As I wrote above I deleted the RAID 5 array in the Promisse SATA card
> BIOS so the harddisks are freely available and there are no further
> options to switch RAID on or off. Currently I only want to use the sata
> card as harddrive controller for my three sata harddrives. I have no
> other chance to put this harddrives to the mainboard.
> But it seems this also won’t work.
Try first to disable raid at all from card’s bios and from motherboard’s
bios. I think the card should be detected as standard sata controller.
Do you have a link to the HP specifications page for this proliant