Feedback on the Dell EMC PowerEdge R230

Asked by NICOLAS VENIEL on 2017-11-30

dear cannonical team, I've been trying to install Ubuntu onto a dell R230, but since a few month, r230 series is delivred with a sas controler card. I need to remove this sas card, because it takes the only slot where I can plug a sound card for signal processing.

I've tryed another controler but, after installing Ubuntu, I still cannot boot.

Kind regards, Nicolas.

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Jeff Lane (bladernr) said : #1


Please see the attached FAQ for information on where to get help both from the community and from Canonical.

Beyond that, the best suggestions I have for now would be to make sure you're not using onboard RAID, but rather just onboard JBOD for disks.

Also, make sure grub is not being written to the wrong drive.

FAQ #1945: “Where can I get help or technical support?”.

NICOLAS VENIEL (nickya2i) said : #2

Dear Jeff,

well, in fact, as you can understand, my problem is that actually, dell R230 is delivered with a SAS card installed onto the PCIe 's riser.

And btw, this card must be removed to allow the 'sound4' audio card to fit the same place.

I mean, on an older R230, there was NO additional SAS card, so the audio card could fit properly.

So, I've removed the SAS card, and instead of it, I've installed a low level SATA controler card (smaller).

So I do not use the motheboard JBOD.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought I could boot <ith this cheapest and smaller SATA card, instead of the big SAS card, provided by DELL.

Am I wrong ?

And, I've answer 'no' to the grub option ... must I answer 'yes' and install it anyway ?

Kind regards, Nicolas.

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