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I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 that I want to setup as a failover server.
It has the Dell PERC 4e/Di BIOS stuff.
So when I press CTRL-M to go into the RAID BIOS, I get a menu that starts off with

Configure
Initialize
Objects

If I go into Configure, then View, I can see that I have 6 drives, and all 6 are ONLIN.  When I press F3 to see Logical Drives, I see

LD 0 is RAID 5 with 104040 MB
LD 1 is RAID 0 with 34680 MB

When I boot the  server, all the BIOS messages go rolling by, and this one tweaks my interest:

2 Logical Drives Found
0 Physical Drives Found
2 Logical Drives Handles by BIOS
0 Physical Drives Handled by BIOS

Whatever I try to install (linux, Windows server), they all say the same thing "No hard drive found".
What am I doing wrong?  Is there some sort of step-by-step I can follow to make this work?

Thanks.
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You need to read the release notes for whatever flavor of LINUX you have about installing the O/S on the PERC controller.  Bottom line, you need to build a custom kernel, and this is PAINFUL.

With windows, you need drivers on floppy, and to do the F6 thing when it asks if you have any storage that needs drivers.  The dell drivers for both lINUX & WindowsXXX is on their website.
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