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Hi, We've just bought an HP server (DL385 G2) which I need to install RedHat EL4 on. I've created a locigal disk using the ACU from the Smart Start CD, ...
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    Red Hat doesn't have drivers for HP disk array?


    Hi,

    We've just bought an HP server (DL385 G2) which I need to install RedHat EL4 on.
    I've created a locigal disk using the ACU from the Smart Start CD, but when I come to install RedHat it asks for drivers for the disks. The only thing I can find on the HP website for the array (Smart Array 400) is an rpm. I've got a USB drive but no floppy.

    Can anyone give me some advice on how to proceed? I think I need to find some drivers in a different format but I'm not sure, and I'm not sure how I'm going to get them on there.

    Thanks in advance!

    iorek

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    Smart Start should like have a selection of os's then when you select it, it will prompt for OS cd's. I've never seen an HP ask for linux drivers when using smart start.

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    Red hat HP install

    Hi likwid - thanks for replying.

    My SmartStart CD only gave me options for Windows and Novell. But I downloaded RHEL4 update 4 from the RedHat site and that worked fine - I'd been using RHEL4 with no update.

    So fixed now

    iorek

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    Wow really? You must be using an ancient smartstart!

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    I know its weird! But actually brand new CD with the new server. Guess I need to get on to HP and ask them for a version with Red Hat support.

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    Yea that's weird man, is it a DLxxx?

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    It is indeed a DL385 AMD Opteron with those new little SAS disks so I guess I was being a bit hopeful that the original EL4 disks would do it

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    NICE dude the SAS disks are so sick we just started using those servers.

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