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Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

 
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Stephen P. Schaefer
Frequent Advisor

Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

I'm trying to install Red Hat 4.8, and it is declaring that "sda" doesn't exist. I see it loading the cciss driver, but that's not doing the trick. In the ORCA interface, I set the controller to bootable and tried recreating the logical array (as RAID 0 - we need speed over reliability); still no luck. Your suggestions would be much appreciated.
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KarloChacon
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Re: Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

what if you load the HP driver for that controller I am afraid that Red Hat 4.8 might not include the native driver for that controller so you have to loaded using a floppy

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3884319&swItem=MTX-5a27fc32f81a4fe18f6284e4a8&prodNameId=3884320&swEnvOID=2025&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=3
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Stephen P. Schaefer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

Thanks; I'll give that a try this evening. My goal is a fully automated install; is there a way to use a kickstart config file to pull this in over the net? If necessary I can rebuild the vmlinuz/initrd.img, but what a PIT.
Stephen P. Schaefer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

Stephen P. Schaefer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

It turns out the Red Hat 4.8 drivers are just fine; the problem was that I was specifying "sda" in my kickstart file; instead I needed to use "cciss/c0d0".

Had there been a need to include a driver disk, then the kickstart file can contain a line

driverdisk --source=ftp://path/to/dd.imgdriverdisk

or

driverdisk --source=http://path/to/dd.imgdriverdisk

or

driverdisk --source=nfs:host:/path/to/img
Stephen P. Schaefer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

To be explicit, here is the working partition stanza I'm using in the kickstart config file:

#Clear all partitions from the disk
clearpart --all --initlabel

#Disk partitioning information
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 200 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=32768 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part / --fstype ext3 --size=16384 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part /var --fstype ext3 --size=1 --grow --ondisk cciss/c0d0
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Red Hat 4.8 install on DL360 G6 w/Smart Array p410i

thanks a lot for the feedback :)
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