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Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8

 
pier_t
Occasional Visitor

Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8

Hi All,
I tried to install Linux on an DL380 Gen8p without success.

distributions were tested

SUSE  Enterprise Linux 11 sp 2 with HP Intelligent Provisioning
SUSE  Enterprise Linux 11 sp 2 with kISO
SUSE  Enterprise Linux 11 sp 3 with HP Intelligent Provisioning
Oracel Linux 6 u5

but in all cases it was impossible to complete the installation.
The error is always "can not find a usable hard drive "

System is  ProLiant DL380p Gen8 662257R-421
Intelligent Provisioning 1.60.217
Smart Array P420i   5.42
iLO 1:51

Can anyone help me?

2 REPLIES 2
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8

Did you create an array on the Smart Array controller?

No support by private messages. Please ask the forum! Accept or KudoI work for HPE
pier_t
Occasional Visitor

Re: Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8

Solved!!!


it is probably a bug of the SLES installer  and Co.

It seems that the installer tries to load the module for the 2.6 kernel instead of the one for kenel 3

During setup phase the system tryed to install module hpsa with error "invalid module format"

 

modinfo hpsa show:
vermagic: 2.6.31.12-0.7-default SMP mod_unload modversions

 

while the module copied from a running SLES (installed on a vm using only the setup disk 1) gave this

vermagic: 0:11-3.0.76-default SMP mod_unload modversions

 

I did start the installation from SLES dvd and copied the correct module via USB stick,
depmod -a
modporbe hpsa
at this point is able to access the storage and to complete the installation.