Bug#355713: hp ml350 install report
Thanks for filing the Debian installation report for the HP ML350 system
You mention in the report that you were using a sarge version of the
installer. I think the "grub install on smartarray drive" failure you are
seeing is a known one that got fixed after the sarge release. Unfortunately
I'm not sure if the official sarge installer will ever be fixed to work on
this system :(
You do have some other options though,
1.) If you need sarge...
a.) dann frazier has been producing a custom version of the sarge
debian-installer that works for more ProLiant systems(including newer
b.) There were a couple smartarray related bugs and I can't remember which
you are seeing, but for some systems (mainly older ones that don't also
require a newer kernel driver) there might be a workaround you can do at
install time by dropping to a shell at the right time and fixing by hand. ISTR
in one case you just needed to tweak a path in /boot/grub/device.map to be
/dev/cciss/c0d0. Maybe dannf remembers if there is a workaround for making the
sarge installer work on ml350?
2.) If you can use etch, I think all recent versions of d-i should work. If
you try one please submit an installation report and add your system to the
wiki page listed above.