I have a Compaq DL380 with a Smart Array 5i controller.
This machine doesn't seem to be happy with the "compact" boot disks (in
potato). The thing boots up but doesn't "see" the disks. I have installed
Debian on other Compaq machines before and have had to use the compact root
and rescue boot disks.
I don't see any error messages while booting, however I also don't see the
"discovering" of the array. Am I missing something? boot command line for
the kernel? or do I need to make a new custom kernel boot disk?