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I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an out-of-the-box IBM Server x3650 M4. Basically, since it's using a M5110e RAID controller, it doesn't detect the hard disks, as the certification page says: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201203-10669/

It also says that the workaround would be to "configure at least one Logical Volume using your installed hard disks for them to be recognized by the installer". I'm fairly new at working with RAID/partitioning, so I'm not quite sure what would be the best way to do this.

My question is: what would be the easiest way to create the logical volume so that I can successfully install Ubuntu? Currently I've only got the IBM firmware installed on the server, nothing else.

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