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Expansion ROM initialization failed

Sylvia Camacho
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Expansion ROM initialization failed


I have problems with a hp proliant G3 ML150
server, its a new machine and I´m trying to
install new hardware:

SAS 15 krpm de 146gb(Serial Attached SCSI) Hot-Plug hard drive

it needs controller card:
HP SmartArray E200
documentation said just install smartarray card, install hard drive and autoconfiguration
will do next, however when it boot smartarray
drive search for hard drives, don´t detect it
and reboot machine with follow message:

Expansion ROM initialization failed - PCI Mass Storage Controller on

I found Hp web info about upgrade Firmware

but it is for windows system and will use it linux (ubuntu or mandriva).

Any idea? I will appreciate help you can give me.





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Chee Meng Moong
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expansion ROM initialization failed

Just Update the bios , it will work fine. I had test on that
alun seymour
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Re: Expansion ROM initialization failed

I am getting the same problem but intermittently. I already have the latest firmware for both the E200 controller card and motherboard.
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expansion ROM initialization failed

Replace the Cache module of E200 controller. It would resolve the issue.