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Installing RHEL4 on BL20P-G4 (SAS Raid Controller)

Andrea Guidotti
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Installing RHEL4 on BL20P-G4 (SAS Raid Controller)

Hello, I'm trying to deploy a Linux RED HAT ENTERPRISE 4 installation on a BL20P-G4 (5140) equipped with SAS Raid Controller.
To do this I follow instructions as shown at

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27303.html

using this driver diskette, passing it to the installation procedure using #linux updates dd (or #linux dd, it doesn't matter).
The linux installer seems to read driver diskette, but at the end it says:

"No device of the appropriate type were found on this driver disk. Would you like to manually select the driver, continue anyway, or load another driver disk?"

If I select "Manually choose" I can't find any driver that sounds like "HP SmartArray (etc)".

I've tried twice to make driver diskette from image downloaded from your site, but the result is the same.

How can I resolve this annoying matter?
Best Regards
3 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Installing RHEL4 on BL20P-G4 (SAS Raid Controller)

Shalom,

I'd suggest transferring the drivers to a device the system recognizes, like a USB stick or burn a cd/dvd.

SEP
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Andrea Guidotti
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Re: Installing RHEL4 on BL20P-G4 (SAS Raid Controller)

Hi SEP, actually I work using iLO Virtual Media.
Obviously I mapped local (eg. client PC) cd-rom to boot RHEL setup, then I virtualize local diskette A:.
I also tried to virtualize diskette directly using Virtual Floppy/USBKey mapped to the file image localized on my pc.

Do you suggest to connect a usb pen locally to the blade?
Mme Vassallo
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Re: Installing RHEL4 on BL20P-G4 (SAS Raid Controller)

RHEL4 update 5 works ....