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SmartStart 8.5 CD stops at Unix command prompt

PhilPereira
Occasional Visitor

SmartStart 8.5 CD stops at Unix command prompt

When I look up many of my Proliant servers in the Support/Downloads area, I notice the SmartStart 8.5 CD is the default choice.  However, when I use the 8.5 cd to attempt to install an OS on my servers, after part of the boot process I am left at a Unix command prompt.  Typing X to start the X windows system results in errors about no video or screen is supported.  Is there a fix for this?  I have Googled this issue and come up with various theories about modifying the xorg.config file, none of which I have the time or patience to attempt.  Why does HP recommend this version of SmartStart when it clearly doesn't support many of their servers?  I can get around this some of the time by using an older SmartStart CD, but I want to know that I'm loading the latest drivers on my system, and not 2-year-old versions.