Setting Ubunutu 10.04 Raid with Dell PowerEdge T310 and PERC S100

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It turns out that Dell PowerEdge servers (like the T310) with PERC S100 do not support RAID on Ubuntu. Bummer. But here is how I got Ubunutu software RAID 1 to work with my Dell PowerEdge T310, PERC S100 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS…

The main trick was to turn re-initialize the PERC Controller to use non-raid:

  • As the Dell T310 boots, you will see a brief prompt from the Perc Controller telling you to press CTRL-R to configure it. Press CTRL-R.
  • Choose “Initialize Physical Disks”
  • Choose “Initialize to non-raid”
  • Select both disks and continue
  • NOTE: I went through this twice, and I found that before I could complete the steps above, I had to first choose “Delete Virtual Disks.” Again, I chose both disks and continued, and then I was able to complete the steps above.

Now you should be all set to set up the Ubuntu built-in software RAID 1. Here is a good guide to walk you through that:

juan November 5, 2011 at 4:28 am

I was trying to install ubuntu in perc s300 but i could not.
This was a good help. Thank you.

Mike November 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Which PowerEdge model do you have?

Editor November 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm

This article was written based on experience with a PowerEdge T310.

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