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Thread: Having trouble with HighPoint RAID Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Having trouble with HighPoint RAID Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Hello Everyone,

    I've never posted here before, so please don't hesitate to let me know if I am doing something wrong (i.e. posting in the wrong place etc.) but please be nice.

    Now down to business: I am building a storage server with the following components:
    U-NAS NSC-800 Server Chassis
    ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C 2.5" 32GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    ASUS C8HM70-I/HDMI Intel Celeron BGA1023 Intel HM70 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
    Athena Power AP-U1ATX50 20+4Pin 500W Single 1U EPS Server Power Supply - OEM
    HighPoint RocketRAID 2680 8-Channel PCI-Express x4 SAS 3Gb/s RAID Controller

    That's all good. I built the server, installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit on the 32GB SSD, turned it on, ran some updates, everything seems to work normally. Then I tried to add hard drives to the server. I don't want to set up a RAID array per say, for now I just need to connect all of the drives separately so that I can see them separately either in /dev/ or the disk utility. I don't want any pools or backups, or anything like that, just the individual drives themselves. I believe I've seen people on different forums referring to this as "using your RAID card as a SATA controller". The problem is that I went here: where there are only drivers for 11.04 (That was the start of the problem) and looked at this installation guide:

    I was hoping, in vain, that there would be no issue between 11.04 drivers and 12.04 drivers, but this was not the case. I went through the instructions in the guide, but it did not work because when I added the drives in the pre-BIOS RAID menu they did not appear to be recognized by Ubuntu. On top of this, I do not entirely understand how to just add drives to the card so that it sees them as individual drives since the pre-BIOS menu is pretty unclear.

    If someone has encountered this issue, knows where to get the 12.04 driver (I don't really want to go to 11.04, but I can if I absolutely have to), and knows how to properly add the drives in such a way as to not create a RAID but just treat them as regular drives I would really appreciate that. Thank you in advance.

    I saw this post which seems to be about something similar but for a different RAID card model:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Re: Having trouble with HighPoint RAID Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    I have the same card as you on Ubuntu 12.04 and can't get it to work. There's a patch here but I dont know how to apply it.


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