Compaq ProLiant DL300 (Generation I) SmartStart
I have a bit of a problem here.
I do have a SmartStart 5.5. CDROM which came with this old server box.
(It is one of the oldest of Compaq's ProLiant line called DL300 - Not the G2 model.)
However, this box also have an array controller that needs to be set up in order to access the SCSI array of 4 x 18.2 GB HDD's.
I wanted to set up FreeBSD on the box, (and a number of other linux distros) to play around with for a while, but unfortunately it seems the driver disks I have are corrupted.
So now I am wondering, if anyone on LinuxForums have experience using Linux on a box like this, and possibly if someone could point me to where I can find the original SmartStart 5.5 and the Boot floppy for download.
I have googled and gone through thousands of pages (not kidding) for well over three months now, and the drivers are not even available from HP/Compaq anymore.
It's a waste and a shame if I cant use the machine because it's an otherwise great PIII 1GHZ/1GB RAM box more than sufficient to run Linux of just about any kind.
(I ran VectorLinux and Knoppix Live CD on it before I lost the array controller and it also picks up on WinPE without a hitch but cant see the SCSI array anymore.)
A foot note on this machine is that I altered the original hardware specs by installing a DVD-ROM replacing the original slimline CD-ROM and also added a 2 port USB adapter in one of the 32 bit PCI slots.
I am not sure if the DVD is the reason to the CD not picking up on the SmartStart disk I have as the slimline CD-ROM was plugged to a special port on the motherboard, rather than going to a standard EIDE controller port.
Any advice/help is appreciated.
EDIT: - additional information ===================================
with http before (since I cannot post url's here)
Points to the correct software but the page download link to ftp is broken.
with ftp before (since I cannot post url's here)
points to the download path of the above page but the file is not existing.