Hi! I’m trying to upgrade a server with SLES 10 SP4 to the last 11
SP2. The server has an Intel S3200SH mother with an integraded RAID
controller and the SLES 10 works OK.
The problem I have is I can’t do the upgrade process because the
installer can’t recognize the linux partitions properly, just say
“Unknown linux” on every partition.[/color]
I would check out the Intel site. They have a lot of useful information.
Supported operating systems
This page contains a list of supported operating systems for the Intel
Server Board S3200SH/S3210SH. Operating systems not listed below are
not supported by this Intel Server Board.
SLES10-SP1 is listed but not SLES10-SP4 nor SLES11. Generally, that
just means it hasn’t been tested, not that it doesn’t work but there
could be issues.
Your issue may be related to your hardware settings. See this link:
Intel S3000 and S5000 Series Server Boards have various storage options.
Run this wizard to help choose the proper storage option and find the
correct operating system driver.
Also, read the Release Notes for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Service Pack 2:
6.1.1. ixgbe Driver Update to version 3.3.8
This new ixgbe driver version adds support for the following devices:
82599EB 10 Gigabit Network Connection 82599EB 10 Gigabit TN Network
Connection X540-AT2 Ethernet Controller 10 Gigabit 82599 10 Gigabit
Dual Port Backplane Connection with FCoE 82599 10 Gigabit Dual port
Network Connection with FCoE 82599EB 10 Gigabit SFP+ Network Connection
82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection
6.1.2. Added the ixgbevf Driver, Version 2.0.0
This is a new virtual function driver added for SR-IOV support with the
Intel ixgbe 10 Gigabit devices.
6.1.3. igb Driver Update to version 3.0.6
Added support for the following devices: 82580 Gigabit Network
Connection 82580 Gigabit Fiber Network Connection 82580 Gigabit
Backplane Connection 82580 Gigabit SFP Connection 82580 Gigabit Network
Connection I350 Gigabit Network Connection I350 Gigabit Fiber Network
Connection I350 Gigabit Backplane Connection I350 Gigabit Connection
82576 Gigabit Network Connection 82580 Gigabit Fiber Network Connection
6.1.4. igbvf Driver Update to Version 1.0.8
This Service Pack adds SR-IOV support for the Intel(R) I350 devices.
6.1.5. e1000e Driver Update to version 1.3.16
This new version of the e1000e driver adds support for the following
devices: 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection 82574L Gigabit Network
Connection 82567V-3 Gigabit Network Connection 82579LM Gigabit Network
Connection 82579V Gigabit Network Connection 82583V Gigabit Network
Connection 82567V-4 Gigabit Network Connection 82566DC-2 Gigabit
If your RAID adapter is one of the supported ones and you are still
unable to get it working, you can always open a Service Request.
Kevin Boyle - Knowledge Partner
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