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# 175167 19-Jun-2015 18:20
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I have reciently aquired a secondhand IBM xseries 206m sever which also has RAID on it. and I am wanting to install Ubuntu on it as it currently has no operating system on it and would like to use it as a basic file server for home use.

After many trys to install the latest version of Ubuntu of a pen drive it seems to fail to decect the harddrive and therefore can't install Ubuntu. The harddrive works fine as I have tryed it in another computer.  At this stage I have yet to try the Ununtu server edition.

I have tryed to disable the RAID but yet still get the same outcome and after reading around there seems to be others the have struck the same or similar issue but on different systems and all have different suggestions some of which I don't really understand too well as I don't have a lot of experience in using servers, RAID and Ubuntu in general.

Any suggestions would be greatful.


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  # 1328060 19-Jun-2015 19:38
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You may need to go into the controller configuration and create an array.

During the POST process the controller firmware should pop up at some stage and offer you the ability to enter it's configuration. It usually tells you what keys to hit, perhaps Ctrl + I

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  # 1328143 19-Jun-2015 23:41
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I'd expect here (geekzone in NZ) would be an unlikely place to find help for you.  Perhaps the Ubuntu forums at  or Ask Ubuntu .

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