2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2014 3:28 PM by Dan_O

    S2600CP4 - SLES update kernel process

    John Goutbeck

      Hello Support;


      I have a S2600CP4.  BIOS 'AHCI Capable SATA Controller' is set to [RAID mode] with the 'AHCI Capable RAID Options' set to [INTEL (R) ERST2 (LSI*) and SAS/SATA Capable Controller:  [INTEL (R) ESRT2 (LSI+)]. The 2 x 2TB SATA hard drives are configured into a RAID1 mirror on the AHCI Controller. SLES 11 SP3 x86_64 with the latest 'lsi-megasr-kmp-16.01.2014.0318-1_3.0.76-0.11.x86_64', which installed and boots properly with a GNOME GUI.


      Now I would like to update from the SUSE channel with the latest updates.  I can install the latest updates except the latest kernel to 3.0.101-0.31.x86_64.  If I update the kernel, the system will not find the partitions and boot.  The driver that Intel provides is only for the install DVD kernel version.  Intel did not make the driver update-able or generic enough to use with the latest kernel.


      I followed the directions to install the SWR5 Driver Update (RPM) Package with instruction from the readme file megasr_rpm_readme.txt.  So In installed the DKMS package from Dell (dkms- then installed the megasr driver (megasr-16.01.2014.0318-1.noarch.rpm) and rebooted the server.  Still the the system will not find the partitions and boot.


      Please help with this.


      I would like to keep the SLES 11 kernel up-to-date some how and have not found a proper way to do this.