Linux RAIDXpert2 Drivers for UEFI 9.2

Discussion created by jbadwal on Jan 11, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2020 by ddotthomas

I have been at this for days which is leading to the creation of my account and this discussion.


After trying basically anything I could over the course of about 4 days, I decided to go through the actual RAIDXpert2 manual linked here.


According the revision history, the most recent update is June of 2019.


NVMe RAID updates were added in March of 2018. 

Ubuntu support for 16.04 LTS is shown as of July 2017.


Then further below in the same document we have sections 2.3.1 and 2.3.2


Supported Processors and Chipsets

  • 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor
  • 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor
  • 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics


  • AMD X399 Chipset
  • AMD B450 Chipset
  • AMD X370 Chipset
  • AMD B350 Chipset
  • AMD A320 Chipset
  • AMD X570 Chipset


Supported Operating Systems

  • RAIDXpert2 supports the following operating systems:
    • RC-9.2.x Release:
      • Microsoft® Windows® 10—64 bit.
    • RC-8.1.x Release:
      • Microsoft Windows 7: Professional Edition, Ultimate Edition—32 bit and 64 bit
      • Microsoft Windows 10—32 bit and 64 bit
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 7.3—64 bit
      • Ubuntu Desktop Linux 16.04—32 bit and 64 bit


The problem:


System Setup:

  • 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen (3800X) Processor
  • X470 Motherboard (Asus Crosshair VII Hero)
  • Ubuntu 16.04+


The above is enough to understand the problem.  In order to boot the 3800X processor on the X470 motherboard required a bios update. The bios update installed RAIDXpert2 UEFI 9.2 firmware.  Based on the above "Supported Operating Systems",  Only Windows 10 - 64 bit is supported. 


The above document is entirely misleading as there is no support for 3rd gen processors on any X470, X570 motherboard for Linux based operating systems.