Raid 5 reset

January 21, 2010 at 10:31:25
Specs: Windows XP
I purchased a used server with 6 seagate barracuda 7200.9 hdd, gigabit controler, software Raid 5 bios. I tried to install unbuntu on it and screwed up the partitioning/raid conf. How do I reset/remove the raid bios and return it normal so I can set up unbuntu?

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#1
January 21, 2010 at 14:19:59
We need to know more about the raid controller. Most true servers are actual hardware raid controllers. They have a bios that you can access at boot time to maintain the raid.

Ubuntu may not have full support for the array. Opensuse tends to be very server aware in terms of supported high end hardware. Ubuntu is more of a desktop system. Might also look at OpenSolaris or Centos.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
January 21, 2010 at 14:26:41
The boot disk says:
G72-MNPR003
nVidia C51+CK804 SATA
Raid Driver

The other disk says
G72-SILR021
Silicon Image SATA
Driver for Sil3132

If this is what you needed, otherwise I will try to run a bios scan at home as well as a driver scan to see what I can come up with.


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#3
January 21, 2010 at 19:56:20
Silicon images tend to faux raid. Linux see's them as simple single channel. If you use a live cd you can usually see all the single drives on the adapter. You can't use them as raid arrays. It is an array created in windows by software.

The nvidia seems to be working at least some parts by some people. See either gigabyte or nvidia for any linux driver for that board.

It might be that you can create an array from booting to bios and using the RAID bios to make the nvidia array, then try to load Ubuntu. Again ubuntu is limited on server support.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
January 22, 2010 at 08:19:32
Okay, first thank you for your help, I greatly appreciate it. Here is the link to the motherboard info. http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/mot...


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#5
January 22, 2010 at 15:21:53
"4 SATA Ports using ServerWorks HT1000 "
is something different.
It is not sil or the gigabyte board chips.

I think the serverworks are fully supported by linux. Red hat I think offered a similar board for dell that was certified. This ought to be pretty close. Looks like an OK server board.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
May 13, 2010 at 03:53:43
Hi,

To reset the RAID controller to its factory settings, press the reset button on the RAID controller module. The reset button is located on the back of the RAID controller module behind the metal housing and is accessed through a pinhole. Use a straightened paper clip or similar item to press the button through the pinhole. When you reset the RAID controller, the original, default passwords take effect. The monitoring password is "public"; the management password is "private". You may want to change these passwords as soon as possible to maintain system security.

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David


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