Trying to install esxi on a Dell R210 II. This is an older machine and as such has Perc S300 controller. Apparently, this controller is only compatible with windows systems and there is no way to install anything else while this controller is in play.
Can I bypass the controller altogether? I tried changing the SATA setting in BIOS to
disabled, and to
ATA but I can not get the esxi installer to see the disks. I've also tried disconnecting the disks from the controller and plugging them straight into the board but every boot, I still see the perc card doing its thing.
So, is it at all possible to bypass this controller and just use the 2 disks normally? Or do I have to upgrade the controller?