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Old 01-06-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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SXCE: Adding HP Smart Array Controller Driver

Actually this thread's should sound like "SXCE: Adding HP Smart Array Controller Driver for Solaris 10".

I try to install Solaris Nevada build 104 on a HP Proliant DL380 G4.
Initially without succes: SXCE has no driver on board voor HP's "Smart Array Controller", so Solaris can't see the disk that is connected to the controller.

I went looking for a solution and found that HP does have a driver for Solaris 10.
There is even a fine manual which describes the installation:
- "Burn the driver to a CD"
- "Choose 5 to add a driver from some other source".

Although I did this "by the book", the installer just doesn't pick up the driverpackage, so nothing happens.
And I am stuck. Maybe this procedure works allright in Solaris 10, but with SXCE definitely not.

Now I am thinking of adding the driver to the .iso itself, to make it come with the SXCE installation automagically.
Therefore I have to know in what directory the driverpackage has to live to be picked up at install-time.
Any suggestions?

Thanks & regards, C.
Old 01-07-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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Solved this one.
I copied the pkg to miniroot (unpack & pack), husstled a bit with the boot_archive and did some add_dr movements to get the Vendor/Device-id in place.

Thanks, C


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