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Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8

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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?

Jimmy Vance

Re: Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8

Did you create an array on the Smart Array controller?

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Re: Unable to install SLES on DL 380 g8


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: 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.