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Nobody seems to be saying much so I will have a go.
I presume you have root. Try this command
and you can see what happened this boot. The general place for logs is
/var/log/messages and you can read that with less or suchlike. Also try
lspci -v |less
and post the bit about the raid controller. Try typing
'hp raid b110i' into google, and look at what comes up. On the first page is driver source code and a HP pdf about the thing. You really don't need to ask us
When something is not recognized, it's usually wrong/no driver or kernel module
The recently set up this same server and was faced with the same problem. Solved it this way:
In order to install correctly initialize an array you need to download from HP website "Driver diskette for HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller (AMD64/EM64T) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)", if it is not done, the Installer sees 4 disks instead of two RAID1.
Next you need write the image to a USB flash disk:
dd if=hpahcisr-1.2.1-3.rhel5.x86_64.dd.gz of=/dev/sdb (change to your device)
Booting from the installation DVD or USB flash (on my server there was no DVD-ROM), run the installer with the parameter boot: linux dd
After loading the kernel the installer will ask whether you have driverdisk and asked to indicate which drive. After the final boot the installation she began to see my RAID1 partitions:
Vendor: HP Model: LOGICAL VOLUME Rev: 0.00
Then install the system.
Read hpahcisr-1.2.1-3.rhel5.x86_64.dd.gz.txt and do what they recommend:
Once the OS is installed but before clicking the reboot button do the following.
Failure to do so will cause the system to panic and not boot.
1. press CTRL+ALT+F2
2. cp -a /tmp/ramfs/DD-0 /mnt/sysimage/tmp
3. chroot /mnt/sysimage
4. cd /tmp/DD-0
5. sh ./fix_driver_order
6. cd /
7. press CTRL+ALT+F6 and click reboot
I've followed your instructions, but I'm running into trouble when I select the flash-drive with the drivers. It gives me a list of files, but selecting any of them tells me: Failed to load driver disk from file