Fedora kernels not recognizing Compaq Smart Array controller
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Fri Aug 13 15:42:11 UTC 2004
I've been having trouble getting Fedora (Cores 1, 2, and 3T1) to
install or boot on multiple Compaq Proliant servers. THese include
multiple DL360s and 1850Rs.
So far as I can tell, the cpqarray driver is never being loaded by the
kernels provided in the Fedora install image.
If I replace the kernel in the install image with one I've built, the
install goes without a problem.
However, after a successful install, the actual installation now will
not boot as it's using the kernel from the Fedora tree. When I boot my
kernel, I can see the cpqarray driver loading, but I do not see it load
with the Fedora kernels.
Basically, the boot ends with a kernel panic and complains about a bad
I've tried many combinations of "no..." flags, mem= flags, etc. with no
Red Hat <=9 installed without problems on these exact same boxes.
We're considering migrating a number of Windows boxes to Fedora, but
that's obviously predicated on getting the freakin' thing to install
and boot properly.
Note that on the DL360s, the Smart Array controller is an integrated
device, while in the 1850s it's an add-on card.
I'm not new to linux, but this has really got me frustrated.
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