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I have a server with a Rocket Raid 2340 card. I know it works in Solaris and FreeBSD, but strangely this old card doesn't work in Linux. The internet is full of people asking for help, so I decided to add my voice to the party.

The company does not have any current drivers, and ubuntu has kernel 3.0,

So am I out of luck here ?

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It doesn't work at all? I thought that was another sata fakeraid card. –  psusi Feb 9 '12 at 2:58
    
Nothing comes up. Nothing extra is loaded. I never thought I would see the day that something worked in FreeBSD, let alone Solaris, and not in Linux. It is not like this controller is brand new or anything like that –  Trausti Thor Feb 9 '12 at 7:49
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It looks like this is indeed a fakeraid card, and the sata_mv driver supports its cousins, the 2300 and the 2310, but not the 2340. Where I work we had a server with a rocket raid card that once decided to blow up the raid array for no good reason. I now have Linux running on that hardware with the fake raid support disabled and using mdadm to manage the array, and the bios is still a little buggy ( it rounded down the size of the disks to the nearest gb, which screwed up grub ). I would avoid these cards.

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