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no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

markum fuadi
Frequent Advisor

no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

Dear All,

recently i have DL 380 G5 with SmartArray P400 attached, 3x146 Gb SAS drive..

it says "no hard drives have been found" error.. when i try to install RedHat ES4..

please help me guys..
show me step by step howto install it.. (drivers, etc)

tks before,
regards,


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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

You need to provide the Smart Array drivers in a diskette:

Driver Diskette for HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller (x86/AMD32) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121516&prodNameId=3288134&swEnvOID=2025&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-cae99fab61ca4ee5be523496ca

To install Linux using this "ProLiant Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)" Driver Diskette, boot your Linux machine with your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 CD1 in your CD-ROM Drive.

A menu will be displayed, prompting for your input. Type the following line of code to inform the operating system of the diskette:

# linux updates dd

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86) will prompt for the Updates Diskette and the ProLiant Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86) Driver Diskette during the installation procedure.
rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

If this is any indication:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/dl380g5-drivers-cert.html

you need to be using 4.2 or later depending on the number of cores per processor.

I don't know that going to .2 (aka Update 2) will cause the cciss driver to be on the install media or if you will still need a separate driver disc/whatnot.

Also, keep in mind that the DL380G5 introduced a new NIC type on the motherboard, which is driven by the "bnx2" driver (IIRC) rather than the previous tg3 or bcm5700 driver and that too may not be in the plain RHES 4 bits...
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markum fuadi
Frequent Advisor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

tks to vcespon,
it works...

but, its just a little bit tricky.. found that no FDD attached on DL380 G5..
so.. i've to format my usb drive as a floppy.. ffhh..

once again,
tks dude..

but, the new NIC issue like what rick jones said, umh... it makes me confuse..
does it mean, i've to update the NIC driver when OS installation has complete or what??

cheers,
-mf-


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rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

You might, if, after the install you find it finds no NICs. I don't remember how far back into the RHEL4 stream the bnx2 driver went.
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markum fuadi
Frequent Advisor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

hi rick,

u right, i can't find the NICs..!! :(

can u show me howto update the driver???
- where link 4 download the driver??
- step by step driver installation??
- is itpossible to update the driver without re-install the RedHat??

note :
- the server already on my customer site.. its far2 away.. so.. i apreceated if u can give me the details step..

need help guys,
tks
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markum fuadi
Frequent Advisor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

show me the driver download link guys.. please,

"tg3-3.81e-1.src.rpm" is this the right one??

need help,
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markum fuadi
Frequent Advisor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

guys,

which version of Redhat or any other linux distro..?? that, smart array p400 & NICs driver will automatically detect.. when we try to install DL380 G5 server???


please help, help, help guys..!!!
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markum fuadi
Frequent Advisor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

on the net, i found "bnx2-1.4.52d-1.src.rpm" files on PSP 7.80..

if i suggest to install PSP 7.80 on the redhat, does it gonna solved the problem???

help guys, :(


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rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

Just to be complete, IIRC the "supported" RHEL4 for a DL380G5 with dual-core CPUs is RHEL4.2...

As for finding drivers, I tend to start at www.hp.com, click on the "Support & Drivers" link and follow my nose from there.

Indeed, you want a bnx2 driver to drive the core NICs in a DL3280G5. I would also suggest starting from the supported RHEL version, not one which was earlier.
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fun_for_hp
Occasional Visitor

Re: no hard drives found on DL380 G5 with RedHat ES 4

Hi Markum Fuadi,

With the solution of this problem, you mentioned "it works...
but, its just a little bit tricky.. found that no FDD attached on DL380 G5..
so.. i've to format my usb drive as a floppy.. ffhh.. "

How did you do for 'format my usb drive as a floppy..', and how do you use the driver disk? Can you make some detail info on this? I have the same problem now ....

Thanks in advance.

Cheers.