I have DIYed an 1U server with [ASUS Z8NA-D6] motherboard, PIKE 6480 extended RAID card, and four SAS hard disk. And I can find this extended card's module in the linux kernel called mvsas. But fail to be detected by the debian system in the installing stage.
I'm trying to install Debian-stable on this server but only find three independent hard disk but not one virtual disk, after I have set RAID 5 for these three disk in the BIOS.
I'm sure that the virtual RAID 5 disk is created successfully, because I can find only one entry in the 'BIOS boot' Menu.
So that the question is: is that the driver module of
Marvel SE886480(The CPU of PIKE 6480) can be truly probed by the kernel and active in the installing stage? How?
By the way, I can find the kernel module
mvsas in my existing debian instance:
# locate mvsas /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/mvsas /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/mvsas/mvsas.ko /lib/modules/3.2.0-1-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/mvsas /lib/modules/3.2.0-1-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/mvsas/mvsas.ko