Can You Mix and Match Between RAID Controller Connected Hard Drives and Hard Drives Connected to Motherboard via Standard SATA Cables?
- 1x Hardware RAID Controller / HBA Card, connecting to 4 hard drives via a Mini-SAS Cable to a backplane
- 1x hard drive connected directly to the motherboard via a SATA cable
The reason for asking is that I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu Server to install and I'm wondering if this somehow related, i.e. do all hard drives need to be run via the Hardware RAID Controller / HBA Card?
My initial thought was that if I can install Ubuntu Server on the hard drive connected directly to the motherboard, then I can figure out how to get the 4x hard drives connected via the PCIe card later. But when I tried this approach I ended up with the error, "unable to install grub in /dev/mapper" during install.