Thanks Dan for suggesting some alternatives. Unfortunately most of
them are not really convenient or simple. What about a 5th alternative
which would be simply to "Install Debian 10 (buster/testing)" ? In
theory as it has a more modern kernel version the module/driver for
this new RAID card should be supported. What do you think except for
the fact that this is a testing release...

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 9:15 PM, Dan Ritter <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 06:49:34PM +0100, John Naggets wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just got a new Lenovo ThinkSystem SR630 server and I am trying to
>> install Debian 9.3 onto it. Unfortunately at the disk partitioning
>> step it does not find any disks. It looks like Debian 9 does not have
>> the kernel driver/module for its RAID card.
>> The RAID card is a Lenovo ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i which basically is a
>> re-branded LSI card. lspci shows the following output:
>> LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID Tri-Mode SAS3508 (rev 01)
>> Any ideas how I could get Debian 9 running on this server with this RAID 
>> card?
> Older versions of that card have good support in the kernel under the
> name megaraid_sas, so I would expect that you need a new kernel.
> Options:
> 1. debian-backports
> 2. unstable
> 3. install on to another disk, then compile a new kernel
> 4. build your own installer with a new kernel
> It's not clear to me that it is in the kernel before the very
> latest, 4.15.
> -dsr-

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