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Re: debian on HP proliant

On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 12:25:00PM -0400, Dan MacNeil wrote:
> > 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,
> The network installer for sarge detects the t3 gig-ethernet adaptor
> automagically. --We're moving to Sarge now.

This is true, but d-i doesn't support booting off the SmartArray
because the cciss driver is a module.  I already installed onto a
DL360, but couldn't install a bootblock.

I'll probably have to gin up my own iso.  Perhaps I can create a boot
floppy with cciss in the initrd in order to reboot and then compile a
kernel.  I have created a kernel already but it was too large to fit
on the d-i boot floppy.

I don't want to put too much time into this; our company has a lot of
Compaq/HP and I've been asked to find out how hard it is to install
Debian.  If it's too hard (read: time invested is too high) then
we'll go buy IBM instead for the Linux servers.

Best regards,

Nathan Norman - Incanus Networking mailto:nnorman@incanus.net
  I'll tell you what kind of guy I was. If you ordered a boxcar full
  of sons-of-bitches and opened the door and only found me inside,
  you could consider the order filled.
          -- Robert Mitchum

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