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Perc 6/i "configuration is not allowed". HELP!

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I just installed the 6/i i recieved from Borito4 around a month ago..

I get a error whenever I try to create a VD inside Perc bios.. "Configuration is not allowed. ERROR = Unknown".

See pictures of problem at page 2...

I reaaaally want to get this working
Edited by Sanders54 - 1/23/10 at 4:56am
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try the pinmod - see the first page of the long PERC sticky thread for more info.
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Thanks, but I dont have nail polish, what kinda tape should I use?
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electrical tape works best - I would use it rather than nail polish (and in fact I have done my PERCs this way). Just make sure you make the tape nice and long so you can fish it out if it gets caught in the slot.
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Thanks, mate! IT WORKED! I would kiss you if I lived in London!

On the other hand, I didnt see any pop up during boot about the card.. and I see no perc 6/i in device manager.

Moar help?
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I tested with a harddrive + BBU and still no dice. I coverd pin 5 and 6 so it was 4 uncoved pins to each side. What should I do now?

EDIT: Windows installed some kinda driver for some weird PCI-e port.. that all I saw.

Can the ICH9R conflict with the Perc since I am already in a raid?
Edited by Sanders54 - 1/15/10 at 5:27pm
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post #7 of 30
Only the pins on one side should be covered. The other side should NOT be covered.

If the card still doesn't come up, try a different slot on the motherboard, and clear the CMOS.
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post #8 of 30
install the LSI management software, and see if it can see the PERC.

If you don't have the PERC BIOS running you may not see anything from it during boot, and you cannot boot from it, but with it set up in this way you can still create a storage array and use your onboard RAID setup. You just have to manage it from Windows.
post #9 of 30
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I got it working, but when I try to create VD in PERC bios I get "Cant create VD" "Error unknown".
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Now its making the POST hang... hey.. atleast I can boot for 10 secs.
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