We are looking to migrate a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with PERC 5/i RAID controller from an aging Windows 2000 Server installation to a modern Linux distro, probably Ubuntu 9.04.
I have come across some discussions regarding drivers for these RAID controllers indicating that some users have experienced frustration on older versions of Ubuntu (6.06).
My question is, has anyone installed a more recent version of Ubuntu on a PowerEdge with this RAID controller? Has the driver support/installation experience improved?
I don't mind having to follow these workarounds, but I don't really have a server that I can test on, so I'm trying to get a feel for what issues I might hit during my install so I can be as prepared as possible to resolve them quickly.