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Old 12-26-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Unable to install LILO on an HP RAID Machine

We just got a spanking new HP ProLiant DL380! We want to put on Slackware 9.1. I've got two problems, one minor and one major. Here are my install notes.

Machine Config
HP ProLiant DL 380
4 18GB SCSI Drives
Smart Array 5i Controller
Currently Configured as 4 Logical Drives with Raid 0

I've booted up from the CD and loaded the raid.s kernel. I've located the 4 drives at
/dev/cciss/c0d0 and so on. I used fdisk to create a very quick and dirty layout on the first drive:
/dev/c0d0p1 300MB /boot
/dev/c0d0p2 2GB swap
/dev/c0d0p3 the rest /

I did not fdisk the other three drives. Slack is bitching about that, but I don't think it's fatal.

Slackware loads up and everything goes well until the LILO install. I ask slack to stick LILO on the MBR and it says it can't. (minor) How do I get LILO installed?
So I just made a boot floppy. I reboot from floppy and get to just before the login prompt. I get an endless series of 6 character strings like this

They scroll so fast I can't read them. Any ideas?
Old 01-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Unable to install LILO on an HP RAID Machine

Hi. I hope you've managed to solve the problem... I'm about to install Slackware 9.1 on a Proliant DL380 G3 and would really appreciate any hints & tips from your experience.

Gud luck!




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