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Re: debian on HP proliant

Nathan Eric Norman wrote:
On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 10:33:09AM -0500, Eric Sproul wrote:

On Fri, 2004-01-16 at 10:15, Francis Tyers wrote:

The onboard 'scsi' controller appears as a block device and not as a
scsi device under linux.
01:03.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array
5i/532 (rev 01)

i think it is...

there is a driver in linux 2.4.x...

The driver is called cciss, and supports the built in SmartArray
controller as well as the higher-end optional RAID controllers like the

Look in /proc/driver/cciss/ccissX (where X is the controller number,
usually '0' for the built-in) for some basic info.

Devices attached to these controllers appear as /dev/cciss/cXdXpX

c=controller #
d=logical drive #
p=partition #

Thus the first partition on the first logical drive on the built-in
controller is /dev/cciss/c0d0p1.

Is anyone aware of a debian-installer image which supports cciss built
in?  The existing d-i supports cciss just fine, but as a module.

The installer from woody has built-in support for the cciss controller on at least the Proliant DL 580 G2.

It works smoothly, but lacks support for the default installed 3com gig-ethernet adapter (tg3 driver), once installed, I usually either copy a recent kernel source and compile whatever I need, or install an eepro100 (or other supported) card to finish.

 The trick is to install with the bf24 kernel:  version 2.4.18.

 Check the help at the Woody CD install boot prompt.


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