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install RH8.0 on ML570 G2, smart array 642 driver problem

 
chloong
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install RH8.0 on ML570 G2, smart array 642 driver problem

hi, i need to install RH8.0 into ML570 G2 server. I downloaded the smart array 642 driver and made it into the 3.5 diskette as what hp instruct.

When i boot the RH8.0 cd 1, and at the boot prompt, i type linux updates dd.

After that it ask me to insert the driver disk. I inserted and it complaint that no driver found....

Anyone faces this problem, or anyone successfully installed linux RH8.0 onto ML570 G2 server with smart array 642?

please help!
nothing is imposible
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Re: install RH8.0 on ML570 G2, smart array 642 driver problem

Howdy,

Most probably you have the smart array driver for a different version of Red Hat Linux.

I thought that Red Hat Linux 8.0 had the driver for the smart array already built in.

Have you tried to generate a driver disk from the Red Hat Linux diskette images?

Browse the "images" directory in your Red Hat Linux CD-1. Generate a floppy with the drvblock.img image file (either using dd on Linux or rawrite.exe on Windows/DOS). And use this floppy as your driver's floppy.

Hope this help.
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Re: install RH8.0 on ML570 G2, smart array 642 driver problem

Did not see a Linux driver on HP's website for a 6xxx array controller. Win2k driver was just posted April 11. Try using the driver from the cd that ships with the sa642.