[Nottingham] HP Proliant DL320 - Debian etch install vs RAID controller

NLUG nlug at domainarena.net
Tue Jul 10 01:57:38 BST 2007

I don't think this is the case. When i build it using the bios facility 
it clearly shows the build progress bar etc (about an hour for 2x250, 2 
to 3 hours for 2x500 and about 5 or 6 hours for 2x750). Then after a 
reboot, it detects it (ie: the boot screen shows the array name and size 
OK) and only then i go to install the OS and it still can see the two 
disks during the partitioning step :(

As i said i'm definitely not the only one to whom it happens with that 
OS/Hardware combo, but i cannot find a solution.


Andy Goldschmidt wrote:
> Hi
> Have you tried to reboot it and leave it for a few hours. I think the
> raid array is building.
> Only once the raid array is fully built can you then create partitions.
> Regards
> Andy
> On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 12:03 +0100, NLUG wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> my company have bought a few (brand new from HP) Intel based 1U Proliant 
>> DL320's.
>> I keep having a problem with the RAID array when installing Debian 'etch':
>> I first build the RAID 1 array (2x250GB sata disks) (either using the 
>> disk utility provided by HP or by enabling it in the BIOS).
>> When i reboot the machine i can see my new array on the console screen.
>> Then i reboot again and start the Debian NetInstall but when it prompts 
>> me about partitioning my disks i can see that BOTH disks are there...
>> I would expect to see only one!
>> As anyone had the same issue and managed to solve it?
>> I found a few posts about similar issues and a few suggestions about 
>> patching the kernel etc...but i have never really played with kernels 
>> before so would like to avoid going down that line if another solution 
>> exists.
>> tata
>> Raph
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