Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

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

Post by toracat » 2015/04/04 12:29:02

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Thanks for reporting back. Good to know that it worked as intended. Also useful to know that this one for EL7.1 did not work for 7.0.
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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Prolia

Post by Klaus69 » 2015/05/05 18:59:14

I tried this solution for my P400 256MB.

Works as it should!

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

Post by allcatsarebad » 2015/06/26 15:34:53

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Works perfectly. RHEL 7.1 on ProLiant DL360 G5 with a P400.

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by ant » 2016/04/07 12:06:36

Thank you, guyz, the iso worked great on HP Proliant DL380 G4 with Smart Array 6i controller.
I used this file
http://elrepo.org/people/akemi/testing/ ... x86_64.iso
Wrote it with dd for windows to the USB Flash drive and after CentOS 7 boot flash menu appeared pressed ESC and entered
linux dd
After that I inserted USB flash with driver and selected it in the list.
Installer then was able to see the array.

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by Alex1230 » 2016/06/28 17:55:48

Hi! Any chances to host this magic iso on a same USB drive with the CentOS installation?

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by Alex1230 » 2016/06/29 17:37:06

And now I just want to thank elrepo guys and all who contributed to this topic as today I successfully setup two old servers for test purposes.
No need to use two USB sticks, DVDs and so on when iLO access is possible. I mounted first a CentOS installation iso as a virtual media disk, started linux dd, then connected elrepo's iso instead, loaded the driver, reconnected the install iso back and continued my installation. Really works like a charm!
Controllers in use in my case: HP Smart Array 6i, P400, P600.

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by davros » 2016/09/05 17:33:03

Any chance of a 7.2 magic iso? Lol

Actually I can't get 7.0 or 7.1 to work on my 350 with the E200i controller.

When the installer loads there's a giant you must fix this error before continuing box

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by ramzi.tellissi » 2017/03/24 14:45:26

davros wrote:Any chance of a 7.2 magic iso? Lol

Actually I can't get 7.0 or 7.1 to work on my 350 with the E200i controller.

When the installer loads there's a giant you must fix this error before continuing box
What I did myself is adding to the boot parameter hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1 hpsa.hpsa_simple_mode=1 to the grub config it is not recommended but if you need it to work that's a way to do it

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by falcomuser » 2017/06/07 14:25:42

works great!! thnx to fakemoth user :D

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Re: Add kmod RAID driver in Centos 7 installer for HP Proliant

Post by DarkEntelechy » 2020/06/10 08:14:24

Hi guys,

I realise that this is an old thread but I just want to say that this has been the best place to gain information on this issue.

I have an HP Proliant DL380 G5 server and have managed to install CentOS7 successfully using the steps mentioned here. I installed using a bootable CentOS7 USB aswell as the driver mentioned here http://elrepo.org/people/akemi/testing/el7/isos/ imaged using win32diskimager.

I've added some notes that I did to make it easier. * denotes my additions.
1. first burn the .iso image on an USB stick using the dd command - use with caution! * You can use win32diskimager. I could not get 'dd for windows' to work
2. then start the installer from a CD, or USB, or from the network; * I used a bootable CentOS7 image using E2B (https://www.easy2boot.com) by simply copying the linux image into the linux image folder; it will automatically add it to the menu.
3. 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;
4. insert the USB memory stick in a port;
5. you will get a prompt; type here "linux dd" without the quotes, hit enter and wait a while;
6. press the number of your drive. * You can find this by removing the drive and pressing r to refresh and noting the difference.
7. select your USB drive, which probably will be "sda" or "cdrom<somenumbers>" so press "1" or press the according number; * mine was 5
8. next toggle the selection of the driver by pressing "1"; * The driver will have [ ] at the front. Pressing "1" makes it become [x]. That is toggling the selection.
9. press "c (continue)" and now it will tell you that it is loading the driver;
10. Press "c" one more time. * The original instructions say you will get some weird screen and options but I never did. I just pressed c and let it continue.
11. The installation screen should evenutally appear. * I never had to go to the "Specialized and Network Disks > Add a disk" area but some might. If it doesn't appear, do that and see if it's there.
I, like fakemoth says, wouldn't bother with "hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1" as I've never had it work and this way is, like has been mentioned, easy-peasy

Many Regards.
Last edited by DarkEntelechy on 2020/06/11 02:52:28, edited 2 times in total.

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