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Old 03-25-2020, 03:56 PM   #1
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Slackware current (5.4.27) on HPE Proliant DL260 Gen 10

Trying to install Slackware current (late March 2020) on a HPE Proliant DL360 Gen 10 server. After booting from DVD, I cannot see any disks. fdisk -l returns nothing. There is a /dev/sda, but that is probably the internal SD-card.

The driver I need is smartpqi and this driver is apparently not on the installation media. If I download the driver from another box I get /dev/sdb and with a little fiddling (unloading the usb-storage driver before loading smartpqi), I get my drive at /dev/sda and can continue installation.

However... When booting for the first time after installation is complete, I get a kernel panic; "Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,17)". I think the problem is the (lack of) smartpqi driver.

Any suggestions?

By the way, Slackware 14.2 installs just fine with no problems at all. This is Slackware Current related. Might be a bad idea to install the current-branch, but 14.2 is pretty old. Among other things, I need a new i40e-driver. Next, I'll try to compile a new driver for the NIC (i40e) on a 14.2 installation. Really hope a new Slackware is near.

Edit: On Slackware 14.2 the driver is aacraid

Last edited by robel; 03-26-2020 at 04:05 PM. Reason: More information


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