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Trouble installing SCO 5.0.7 on DL380G5

Jose Carballo
Occasional Contributor

Trouble installing SCO 5.0.7 on DL380G5

When trying to install SCO OS 5.0.7 on an DL380 G5 using the intergrated SmartArray disk contorler I get the following message once the installing is completed and booted for the first time:
i press enter at boot time and this messaghe comes up;

hd(40)unix swap=hd(41) dump=hd(41) root=hd(42) hd=(Sdsk)
unix not found

According to SCO, i am using the EFS 5.77 and also tried with 5.72 and 5.74, but with the same response once i have installed the O.S.

of course i amd using Boot Loadable driver hpsas.

the command string i use when installing the O.S and booting for the first time is

defbootstr link=hpsas hd=Sdsk Sdsk=hpsas(0,0,0,0= Srom=wd(0,0,0)

Can anyone help me.
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Trouble installing SCO 5.0.7 on DL380G5

Hello Jose,

1) I am not a UNIX/LINUX expert. So excuse me if I am wrong;

Try :
to the boot prompt
or possibly
Also check to see if the controller is installed closer to the keyboard plug than the RAID controller.
The boot controller should be in the lower numbered slot(closer to the keyboard plug)
If you currently have the OS installed successfully on the RAID controller then you may get away with:

Boot:defbootstr Ssdk=accraid(0,0,0,0)

without having to re-install, then modify /etc/default/boot to include the Sdsk phrase.

Which Controller are you using ??

Also, refer:

Jose Carballo
Occasional Contributor

Re: Trouble installing SCO 5.0.7 on DL380G5

thank you james,

i am using the driver hpsas which comes with the EFS 5.77.

i will come back as soon y try your coments.

anyhow i it very strange that this messages comes up. I am using the EFS given by HP and installing the O.S by the notes that comes with the EFS.