Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

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Re: How to add kmod RAID driver at install time for Proliant

Post by toracat » 2015/02/28 15:50:44

We are still in the testing phase. Unlike our "regular" packages, ddisk iso files will not be in our usual repositories.

Whether it works under EL7.1 will depend on the driver's compatibility. If it needs to be rebuilt against the newer kernel, the iso has to be rebuilt. So we will see.
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Re: How to add kmod RAID driver at install time for Proliant

Post by fakemoth » 2015/02/28 15:53:24

How it works (for future reference):

-first burn the .iso image on an USB stick using the dd command - use with caution!
-then start the installer from a CD, or USB, or from the network;
-at the very first screen, the one with the options to Install, Check disk and install, Troubleshoot or something like that (the one with the countdown) just hit ESC;
-insert the USB memory stick in a port;
-you will get a prompt; type here "linux dd" without the quotes, hit enter and wait a while;
-select your USB drive, which probably will be "sda" so press "1" or press the according number;
-next select the driver by pressing "1";
-press "c (continue)" and now it will tell you that it is loading the driver;
-you will get back to some weird screen with some more options, probably to continue loading other drivers - just press "c" one more time;
-the installer will start, and you will get your disks (previously configured in the HP utility) in the "Specialized and Network Disks > Add a disk" area.

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Re: How to add kmod RAID driver at install time for Proliant

Post by TrevorH » 2015/02/28 17:11:26

Presumably once the install is done, it lists kmod-cciss as an installed rpm so it will be updated when (if) this package is revised at ELRepo?
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by giulix63 » 2015/03/05 10:14:34

Works beautifully on a DL360 G5 with an E200i. The disks are now recognized without the need to specify hpsa kernel parameters. I am going to reinstall one of these evenings. Thanks!
Update: Installed yesterday (20150308). I had to add the kmod-cciss module from ELRepo and it booted without problems even after a complete update. The new kernel is still the same version, though.
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by fakemoth » 2015/03/15 10:46:40

I did got a kernel update - for me I can testify it worked fine. Glad you got it working!
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by fakemoth » 2015/04/01 06:43:23

Hello again.
Toracat could you please release another image for the new CentOS 7.1? Thank you.
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by toracat » 2015/04/01 16:01:57

Will do.
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by giulix63 » 2015/04/01 16:16:03

Works like a charm :) Thanks a lot!
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by toracat » 2015/04/02 04:27:16

fakemoth wrote:Hello again.
Toracat could you please release another image for the new CentOS 7.1? Thank you.
The iso file built against the EL-7.1 kernel (3.10.0-229.el7) has been uploaded:

http://elrepo.org/people/akemi/testing/el7/isos/

Please test. I believe the driver is backward compatible with EL 7.0.
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by giulix63 » 2015/04/04 11:08:13

Tested CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01 with an E200i. I didn't go all the way as to reinstall, but I got to the point where you have to Add a Disk and my RAID configuration was right there. Once again, thanks a bunch, toracat.

P.S. With 7.0, it printed

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DD: Checking device /dev/sda
DD: Processing DD repo /media/DD//rpms/x86_64 on /dev/sda
and kept showing the 'Driver disk device selection' menu without presenting any driver choice.
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