Any thoughts on this? I've tried a couple different LSI controllers and seen the same issue where the typical LSI boot-time text and option to configure drives is not presented.
I am using the blue adapter that came with the system to use the integrated VGA. I read something about the onboard graphics (IGD) being disabled when using the x16 slot.
Should I try installing a PCI video card in this system and disabling the IGD? Would that allow it to properly initialize pci-e cards?
I pulled the cards, configured bios for pci video, installed an old pci video card and saw the system come up to boot. I added the LSI SAS card back into the pci-e slot and it failed.
The system took about 3 minutes to POST and when it finally did, the video had moved back to the blue dvi port on the motherboard. I looked in BIOS and it was still configured for pci video.
It feels like the logic supporting the pci-e slot is a little half-baked and when detected a card, overrode the pci video setting and switched the IGD back on which conflicts with the pci-e slot being used for anything.
We regret to inform you that seems to be a compatibility issue and there is no much troubleshooting we can try at this point, we apologize. Intel will stand behind its products but we cannot guarantee compatibility with any and every other product available on the market reason why we recommend testing with a different card to narrow the issue properly.