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PowerEdge R220 Centos8 install - No hdd

I have a R220 with a 2tb sata drive. Service Tag: <Service tag removed>

470-AATJ : H310 Cable, SAS R220
342-4047 : PERC H310 Adapter RAID Control ler, Full Height
 
This server is out of Warranty and I would like to install Centos8  but the installation media does not see the hard drive.
I tried to set the BIOS to AHCI and no luck.
Can I remove the perc controller?
 
Interesting I can see the hard drive with a  system-rescue-cd
I'd appreciate any help.
 
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Re: PowerEdge R220 Centos8 install - No hdd

Hello,

 

Removing the PERC would be an option. This would allow you to use the onboard SATA controller, which would use a different driver. Cent 8 got rid of mptsas, which would have affected a few generations of server, including the 12G family that the R220 belongs to. Let us know if you run into any other issues, there are a bunch of helpful folks in the community.

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