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Marvell 88SX6081 / SuperMicro SAT2-MV8 SATA


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Hello All -


From reading the documentation, it looks like the SAT2-MV8 (Marvell 88SX6081-BCZ1 chipset) -- 8-port SATA PCI-x adapter -- should be supported, but multiple machines hang during the initial boot with the card installed.


Swap it out for a 9211 or other LSI card, and it's good to go....

Problem is several of my machines only have PCI-X slots and no PCI-E, so i need these 88sx6081 cards to get things rolling :wink:


Card Info:

http://www.supermicro.com/products/acce ... T2-MV8.cfm


Is there a bug? Maybe I'm doing something wrong with inits?



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I have this exact card. It worked with Nanoboot 5.1 via a kernel option. However, I cannot get it to work with XPEnoboot 5.2 at all. You'll be easier off just forking up the cash for a LSI SAS2 card.


Thanks for the comment. I have some other PCI-X cards that do work, but they're full height and these servers are 2U. Maybe I'll look for some cheap riser cards or something.


In my testing, it will boot up properly after a considerable hang at the XPenoboot display...but then the dmesg output is littered with ATA errors and the drives aren't visible.

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