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Hard Disk not detected under Linux

Ondrej1
Occasional Contributor

Hard Disk not detected under Linux

I have a XW9400 with two SAS 73 GB HDDs, which are not detected under Red Hat WS 3 Linux. I have updated the bios to the latest one. I have even tried to install Linux on just one hard disk connected, but not even one disk is detected. I have tried different distributions of linux but with the same result, even the disk was replaced with the same result. Is there any other program that I can use to detect this drive?
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard Disk not detected under Linux

Probably the linux kernel don't have the storage controller module (driver) to detect the disks.

You can obtain drivers from here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3211287〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3211286&taskId=135

See the included documentation for information about how to use them.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Andrew Cowan
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard Disk not detected under Linux

Can you see the disks at the BIOS level? It maybe that you have to update the configuration and re-save in order for it to become active. This happens particularly with Adaptec SCSI controllers when you are trying to build a machine with no IDE.
Ondrej1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Hard Disk not detected under Linux

Yes I can see the hard disks under BIOS. Thanks for the response.
Mike Stroyan
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard Disk not detected under Linux

There are many documents and driver downloads for the xw9400 under
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/423689-0-0-0-121.html
Note that you need different drivers for the x86 vs the AMD64/EM64T version of Red Hat 3.

The SLES 9 certification notes at
http://developer.novell.com/yes/87476.htm
include other notes on necessary BIOS settings-

ACPI Bus Segmentation and HPET had to be Disabled under Advanced > Chipset/Memory in the ROM-based Setup (BIOS) for the LSI SAS1068E 8-port Controller to function.

That may apply to recent updates of Red Hat 3 as well. Look for the ACPI setting in the BIOS menus under headings similar to the following. (This is from my notes on an xw9300.)

Advanced
Chipset/Memory
ACPI Bus Segmentation > Disable