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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 on HP 380p gen8

 
pillmill
Occasional Visitor

Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 on HP 380p gen8

For each of the "certified" Ubuntu disributions, the fatal error is "GRUB cannot be installed"

This is an installation on a new, never used system.

 

Have followed  the recommended solutions:

 

1. append RAID array name into: /dev/mapper
FAILS: The interface does not allow path insertion
 
2. grub-install --root-directory=/home/ubuntu/temp /dev/sda
FAILS: grub-install is not loaded
 
3. I followed the certification instruction for the BIOS:
*Press F9 to boot into RBSU 
*Navigate to System Options -> HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i and select disable 
*Go to System options -> SATA Controller options and select Legacy SATA or AHCI 
*Reboot the machine and now you will be able to install the OS.
FAILS: same error
 
4. Edit the ISO:
Cannot edit using MacOS X
 
Any suggestions?
1 REPLY
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 on HP 380p gen8

THe DL 380p Gen8 doesn't have a "B" series controller, it has a "P" series Smart Array. Ubuntu has inbox drivers for the "P" series Smart Arrays so there whouldn't be any issue there. Do you have a USB drive or SD card plugged into the server? I've seen cases where the intaller will put the boot loader there instead of on the disk controller.




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