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Raid B350 Ubuntu 18.04.2

The RAID drivers are nor published for Ubuntu 18.04.2. I wonder how does this change the Ubuntu install. I want to have the RAID from the installation with a separate HOME and also follow the latest AMD driver for Radeon RX 560. The setup would be NVME Root / and RAID 0 Home /home. I want to be able to reinstall Ubuntu if needed and not lose my HOME.

What would be the compile instructions for new kernels during install? Is this correct?

uname -a
Linux PC 4.18.0-20-generic #21~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 8 08:43:37 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

make KVERS=4.18.0-20-generic      install

I've compiled the instructions:

Download site :

    1. Copy AMD-RAID drivers: Linux

  1. NOTE: Only a USB flash drive can be used to copy and load the AMD-RAID Linux drivers.

  2. Power-on the system.

  3. Locate and use a system that is running a Windows operating system and has a USB I/O port for the USB flash drive.

  4. Go to a browser and access the web site of your system supplier or motherboard vendor.

  5. Insert a USB flash drive into the USB I/O port of the system.

  6. Download the AMD-RAID drivers for the correct distribution version of Linux. Copy the drivers onto the USB flash drive:

  7. For Red Hat Linux: Copy the .iso image file (which matches the distribution version of Linux) to the USB flash drive.

  8. Example:

  9. Copy dd-rcraid-RHEL7-3.10.0-514.el7-x86_64.iso for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3 x64.

  10. For Ubuntu Linux: Copy the files contained inside the applicable dd-rcraid-Ubuntu116-4.4.0-31- folder into a dd directory located on a USB flash drive. The following files should be located in the dd directory located on the USB flash drive root, for an Ubuntu Linux Desktop installation.

  11. Example:

  12. dd

  13. load_amdraid

  14. post_install

  15. post_install2

  16. pre_install

  17. rcraid.ko

  18. rcraid_generic.ko

  19. readme

  20. Proceed to Linux: Install AMD-RAID drivers during a Linux OS installation.

      1. Install the AMD-RAID BIOS drivers during a Ubuntu Desktop Linux Installation

NOTE: Prior to starting this procedure, obtain the AMD-RAID drivers from your system supplier or motherboard vendor. Copy the AMD-RAID drivers to the dd directory on a USB flash drive. See Copy AMD-RAID drivers: Linux.

NOTE: The Ubuntu driver CD-ROM .iso image contains all Linux variations for a particular release.

NOTE: Not all of the windows indicated in this procedure will appear during the installation.

  1. Power-on the system.

  2. Remove the Ethernet cable from the system.

  3. Insert the Ubuntu Desktop Linux operating system CD-ROM or DVD into the system’s CD or DVD drive.

  4. Create a bootable array, see Section 3.

  5. As soon as Ubuntu Desktop Linux kernel starts loading

  • Press F6.

    • This will bring you into the Advanced Options.

  1. Select the desired Language

    • Press Enter.

  2. From the list, select Try Ubuntu without Installing

  3. Press F6 – Other Options

  4. Press ESC

    • At the end of the Boot Options string add the following:

    • break=mount modprobe.blacklist=ahci nomodeset

Note: The string should look like: splash --- break=mount modprobe.blacklist=ahci nomodeset

    • Press Enter

  1. When the BusyBox shell appears do the following:

    • Install the USB flash drive

    • Type: mount –t vfat /dev/sda1 /tmp

Note: /dev/sda1 may need to be changed to /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdc1…depending on the number of devices.

    • Type: cp –ap /tmp/dd /

    • Type: /dd/pre_install

    • Type: umount /tmp

    • Type: exit

    • Remove the USB flash drive

  1. Wait patiently for the Ubuntu Desktop to appear

  2. Double Click the Install Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Desktop ICON

  3. From the Welcome window

  • Select the desired Language

  • Click Continue.

  1. From the Preparing to Install Ubuntu window

  • Accept the defaults

  • Click Continue.

  1. From the Installation Type window

  • Select Erase Disk and install Ubuntu

  • Click Install Now

  1. From the Write Changes to Disks? window

    • Click Continue

  2. Select the desired Time Zone

  • Click Continue

  1. Select the desired Keyboard layout

  • Click Continue

  1. Enter valid entries for the following:

    • Your name

    • Computer name

    • User name

    • Password

    • Confirm Password

    • Click Continue

  2. When the “Installation Complete” window appears, do the following:

    • Install the USB flash drive

    • Press CTRL+ALT+T

    • Enter: sudo mount –t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt

    • Enter: sudo cp –ap /mnt/dd /

    • Enter: sudo /dd/post_install

  3. Wait for the Setup is Complete

  • Press CTRL+D

    • Click Restart Now, to finish the installation.

  1. The installation will prompt the user to remove the installation media, remove the CD/DVD and USB flash drive from the system.

  • When installation media has been removed

  • Press Enter

  • Reconnect the Ethernet Cable

  1. Proceed to the Management Suite installation procedure. See Linux: Install the AMD RAIDXpert2 Management Suite.

      1. Ubuntu Linux – AMD RAIDXpert2 Web GUI Installation

  1. Obtain the AMD RAIDXpert2 Management Suite executable file ( from your system supplier or motherboard vendor. Download the file to the system’s desktop.

  2. Perform the following:

    • Ubuntu 15.xx 32 bit – enter the following:

sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /lib/

    • Ubuntu 15.xx 64 bit – enter the following:

sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

    • Ubuntu 15.xx 64 bit – install the following:

sudo apt-get install lib32z1

sudo apt-get install lib32ncurses5

sudo apt-get install libxext6:i386

sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386

sudo apt-get install libxi6:i386

sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386

sudo apt-get install libxxf86vm1:i386

sudo apt-get install libsm6:i386

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386

sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386

  1. Install the AMD RAIDXpert2 (

    • Open a terminal / console window and cd to /root/Desktop. (or similar)

    • Enter: sudo ./ –i silent

  2. Copy xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz to the system’s Desktop. 

    • Open a terminal / console window and cd to /root/Desktop. (or similar)

    • Enter:   sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz –C /opt

  3. Enter:

    • cd /opt/raidxpert2/htdocs

  • sudo cp –rv raidxpert2 /opt/lampp/htdocs

  1. Starting lampp

    • Enter: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp startapache

Apache doesn’t start automatically, so after every reboot,

  • Enter:/opt/lampp/lampp startapache

NOTE: for the Web GUI to function correctly, rc_cgi and lampp must be running.

  1. Starting rcpopup

  • Enter:/opt/raidxpert2/bin/rcpopup &

rcpopup doesn’t automatically, so after every reboot,

    • Enter:/opt/raidxpert2/bin/rcpopup &

  1. Click on the RAIDXpert2 Desktop Icon

Default credentials are:

    • Username – admin

    • Password – admin

Change the credentials:

    • Create new username

    • Create new password

  1. Relog into the system with the new credentials.

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