marhal

Asrock 4105b-itx und LSI 9211-8i

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Hallo alle zusammen, 

 

ich brauch dringend eure Hilfe, da ich schon langsam am zweifeln bin. Ich versuche halte eine Xpenology mit 8 Festplatten + 2 SSD zum laufen zu bekommen.

Ich habe oben genannte Mainboard und nun mittlerweile den 3 8fach Controller versuch. Und ich bekomme es nicht zum laufen.

 

Ich habe viel gesucht und nun gefunden das die LSI halt mit Xpenology laufen soll. Also gekauft. Ich habe sie erst im normalen Modus versucht an Start zu bekommen, doch das fundierte nicht ich wieder gelesen und gesehen das sie in den IT Modus geflasht werden muss.  Was ich schon merkwürdig finde ist wenn ich den Rechner starte das garnicht am Anfang die LSI Karte angezeigt wird. Nun die Karte in einem alten Rechner ohne UEFI gesteckt und dort tauchte sie auf. Somit konnte ich sie dann in den IT Modus falshen. Wieder dann in auf die Asrock gesteckt auf die Hoffnung das nun die Festplatten erkannt werden aber leider negativ.  ich benutze 1.04b auf 918+ Jun's.  Und bin am verzweifeln. 

 

Kann mir jemand helfen wo ich den Fehler mache ? 

 

Gruß

Marmal

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Hi,

Asrock J4105B-ITX + Avago LSI92211-8i working here. All in a Hp N54L Box.  1.04B   DS918+   DSM 6.2.1 ☺️

 

All working fine but shared front USB3_1_2 and USB2_3, which can detect composite devices (keyboards and mouse) but no USB flash drives. But this is another story.

 

Not sure about your problem. Unfortunately, I can´t understand German to help you. I'm spanish.

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Hi Eduardo, 

 

thx for your replay. What Firmware do you take for the LSI 92211-8i ? And they work in IT mode ?

 

Marmal

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Avago LSI-9211-8i and Dell PERC H200 Crossflashed to Avago.  Both Flashed_LSI-9211_P20.00.07.00 from https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search/?dk=sas+9211-8i

 

Flash only 2118IT.BIN, not MPTSAS2.ROM. For XPEnology you don't need boot from Disks. Flashed ROM will slow booting NAS and can be problematic with J4105B UEFI which doesn't support legacy mode BIOS.

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Hi Eduardo,

Thank you very much !! that's a good tip and will try it tomorrow!

 

best request 

Marhal

 

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As you know, you'll have to edit /etc/synoinfo.conf and optionally /etc.defaults/synoinfo.conf to match to your config. I set MOBO 2 SATA ports as eSATA. According to my preferences:
 

 J4105B-ITX has 2 sata ports and 10 USB ports (5 USB2 y 5 USB3.1).  LSI 9211-8i obviously has 8 sata ports.
First come the 2 MOBO ports and then 8 from LSI.

 

This way:

0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0011 = esataportcfg

0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1111 1111 1100 0000 0000 = usbportcfg

0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0011 1111 1100 = internalportcfg

 

 for f in "/etc/synoinfo.conf" "/etc.defaults/synoinfo.conf"; do sed -i 's/esataportcfg="0x.*"/esataportcfg="0x3"/g ; s/internalportcfg="0x.*"/internalportcfg="0x3fc"/g ; s/usbportcfg="0x.*"/usbportcfg="0xffc00"/g ; s/maxdisks=".*"/maxdisks="10"/g' $f; done

 

Good luck

 

PS: Please, would you be so kind to tell me if front USB can detect USB flash drives?

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Hello Eduardo,
I have now flashed the bios so. but it does not work He sees no hard drives :( How are your bios settings?

Can someone else help me? I am really on the verzeifeln ..

Marhal

p.s Yes I can boot from the front USB

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Die Firmwares >V20 für den IT Mode sind manchmal problematisch. Probiere mal die P19 (unter Firmware -> Archive).

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1 hour ago, marhal said:

Hello Eduardo,
I have now flashed the bios so. but it does not work He sees no hard drives :( How are your bios settings?

Can someone else help me? I am really on the verzeifeln ..

Marhal

p.s Yes I can boot from the front USB

Sorry to hear that.

No special bios settings here.

Advanced->ACPI Configuration->PCIE Devices Power On      ( For WOL)

Advanced->Storage->SATA Hot plug

Disabled 2COM, HD Audio and some other things not used.

 

I guess you should try your LSI card on another PC. If not flashed ROM but IT firm, it should passthrough , but not booting from these SATAs.

Which brand is your LSI card? If IBM or DELL you have to crossflash.

Did you flash the card on J4105B MOBO?

 

Regarding front USB, working USB4_5 here, but not the other 4 front USB. Did you connect cables to front USB3_1_2 and USB2_3 headers or only to one of these headers?  http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com/Manual/J4105B-ITX.pdf

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@Eduardi  no, I'm flashing with another PC that is in compatible mode. I can not get freedos to run on the J4105B.

 

@jensmander danke für den Tipp, werde ich morgen noch mal flashen und dann versuchen..

 

gruß

Marcel

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6 minutes ago, marhal said:

@Eduardi  no, I'm flashing with another PC that is in compatible mode. I can not get freedos to run on the J4105B.

 

@jensmander danke für den Tipp, werde ich morgen noch mal flashen und dann versuchen..

 

gruß

Marcel

And did you try if it works on this PC?

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No I did not. It is an old PC. But does the Raidcard appear on boot? so that you come in the Raid bios? Not at my place.

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Yes. You should see screen like https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/lsi-9211-8i-it-mode-stuck-during-loading.8183/ if you flashed IT firm and ROM bios. Not if you only flashed only IT firm. In that case passthrought in "blind" mode. That referring to your old PC. Things could be different on J4105B. Not sure what happens if ROM bios flashed to LSI because of the lack of legacy BIOS mode support of the J4105B. I never tried because my LSI was ported from other PC without ROM, and worked after plugging.

 

Once more, are you sure you don't need to crossflash the LSI card?. Just like

https://marcan.st/2016/05/crossflashing-the-fujitsu-d2607/

https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-serveraid-m1015-part-4/

https://techmattr.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/sas-hba-crossflashing-or-flashing-to-it-mode/

 

Sorry for not posting in German. I just feel like hijacking  this thread.

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Hallo Eduardo, 

 

I still have not gotten it to work :( I have now flashed the bios a few times with the latest version and older, but nothing works.

Does somebody still have an idea ? Motherboard Bios flashing?

 

@eduardo, can you call me your motherboard Bios?

I'm really desperate. would also take another raid controller

greeting
Marcel

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