Install 8.0.4p1 x64 on Dell R515

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  1. roc_pong New Member

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    roc_pong, Apr 18, 2012

    Hi,

    I just installed 8.0.4p1 x64 on a Dell R515. There are 10 SATA HDDs on the PERC H200 but after booted up, I can only see 6 drives. The last 4 HDDs appeared under both BIOS and boot loader. But once I boot into FreeNAS, they disappeared.

    The PERC H200 comes with the lastest Dell IR firmware. I think there are people mentioned if flashed with LSI IT firmware it'll work as JBOD. However, I am trying to avoid flashing firmware on the HBA as the R515 may detect it as non-Dell HW and give me other problems. R515 also has the latest BIOS loaded.

    Will installing 8.2.0BETA help? Your help is greatly appreciated. TIA.
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    roc_pong, Apr 19, 2012

    resolved

    by loading the LSI 9211-8i driver.
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    Brad Waite, Sep 26, 2012

    We're having the same problem. Did you mean that you loaded the LSI 9211-8i firmware or driver? If the firmware, which version did you use? And you mean the driver, isn't it the regular mps driver?

    Thanks.
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    roc_pong, Sep 27, 2012

    Driver. I didn't want to mess with Dell's firmware. I had to use mpslsi.ko downloaded from LSI site to get it working. Had to modify loader.conf for the driver as well. Hope this helps.
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