Article ID: 000058740 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 07/19/2021

Unable to See the RAID Volume during Red Hat Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) 7.x Installation


Intel Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (ESRT2) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 and later


How to load driver for your Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (ESRT2) controller during RHEL* 7.x operating system (OS) installation


Created the Intel ESRT2 RAID volume (virtual drive) in the pre-boot configuration utility but still unable to see the RAID volume during RHEL 7.x installation.

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Follow the steps below to prepare and load the driver during RHEL installation:

  1. Download the latest Intel ESRT2 driver for Linux*.
  2. Unzip the package and navigate to the ISO folder.
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  3. Select the target RHEL version and unzip the file.
  4. Copy the dd.iso file to a USB drive.
  5. Insert the USB drive to the Intel ESRT2 system and start the RHEL installation.
  6. Navigate to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and press E.
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  7. Add the following to the end of the line starting with linuxefi /images/pxeboot/vmlinuz.
    linux dd modprobe.blacklist=ahci nodmraid
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  8. Press Ctrl + X to continue and wait for the installer to prompt to select the driver disk device.
  9. Select the USB drive that contains the iso file in Step4 by entering it's corresponding ID number, in this example, the ID is 2.
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  10. Press 1 to select the iso file.
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  11. Press 1 to toggle the driver to install, then press C to continue.
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  12. Verify the driver is installed, then press C to continue.
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  13. You should now see the Intel ESRT2 RAID volume.
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Additional information

You should not need to load driver for other Intel RAID controllers during Linux OS installation. Contact Intel Customer Support if you experience issues.

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