[PVE-User] Promise RAID Card

David Thompson david at digitaltransitions.ca
Thu Nov 8 21:33:54 CET 2012

I would say don't even bother with this card for anyone who is thinking about it. Its not supported nor is it going to be supported via a firmware update to run debian / ubuntu blends of linux. So that cuts proxmox pve out as well.


On 2012-11-06, at 10:08 AM, Flavio Stanchina <flavio.stanchina at ies.it> wrote:

> David Thompson wrote:
>> I picked up a promise internal EX8760T card and built a RAID 5 array (I have also tried a RAID 10).
>> The Proxmox Installer is able to detect the system and install onto it, however whenever I reboot the server, it does not actually boot up.
>> The server goes through the normal card detection, bios check, and then gets to a black screen that just flashes:
>> "_"
> Does it do that before or after the Grub boot menu?
> If you don't see the Grub boot menu, it's most likely a BIOS issue. Check the boot settings in the system BIOS and in the card's BIOS; if that doesn't help, you should confirm that your computer can actually boot from that card by doing a minimal install of another operating system, for example Debian (I suggest a squeeze x64 because if it boots you could actually upgrade it to Proxmox VE) or Ubuntu or even *cough* Windows (XP is enough).
> -- 
> Flavio Stanchina
> Informatica e Servizi
> Trento - Italy
> Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
> Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
> by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
> -- Brian W. Kernighan

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