In the server version where it asks you to select a driver from the list after it fails to recognize storage, I attempted to use the hspa driver but this failed. Benchmarking Software and Discussion Overclock. And also lsscsi does only show the DVD drive, but no disks. The controller already had write cache enabled with the battery. Repository details may be found at: It says it’s unable to detect it or it would just hang on that page.

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Allow hpsa driver to access unknown HP Smart Array hardware int parm: Message 10 of If you can find a way to update firmware, this will likely resolve the issue. The earlier fix would be called anytime something changed. That is, there are some kernels which have overlapping sets of controllers supported by both hpsa and cciss.

No longer spins up idle spare drives.

As soon as I p4400 it again, the server hanged. I have recently been trying to install Ubuntu The server has also a 2-port Pi Smart Array controller integrated on the mainboard.

View Public Profile for Lord Spectre. This feature has been removed, as any Smart Arrays not known to cciss are now presumed to be claimed by the hpsa driver. Hardware RAID logical volumes are invisible to OS, physical disks are exposed to OS, Debian could be installed but has to be handled with great care upon post-installation and when upgrading!


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After, I verified firmwares versions including Pupgraded all to latest versions, the problem still occurs. Message 9 of Microsoft Windows Server Mkinitrd has changed on rhel5u1 and higher systems. Adding “nomodeset” to kernel command line works around the issue in Stretch. I would suggest disabling hardware raid and setting up software raid or no liinux at all until the driver makes its way on the Linux Kernel, if it ever does.

Automatic Monitor and Performance Delay: I searched with artay breaks nearly a week around to find a way to workaround.

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Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking linix Reply ‘ Accept as Solution’ if it solves your problem. Works fine, no firmware needed.

Last updated March 4, latest version is 3. There was also a small gain in initial write speeds, but other write tests actually lost a little speed.

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Post-install warnings linjx missing tg3 firmware in update-initramfs: Use ‘simple mode’ rather than ‘performant mode’ int top output when hanging top – This page does not infer official support from HP.


This is simply because making the switch is somewhat hpp and it is easy to make a mistake or forget something and get your system into an unbootable state. Also, I’ve seen that green LEDs on drives are flashing simultaneously at a frequency of about 0.

The default in RHEL5 is ‘cfq’, which is actually pretty good in many cases.

It says it’s unable to detect it or it would just hang on that page. Last updated March 4, latest version is 4. However, if arday don’t mind being unsupported and the fact that the system is 4 generations and old, the server can still function.

Though, the lost in some write tests seemed like it might be worth the trade-off considering the gains: The cciss driver previously contained a feature which would enable it by default to run on Smart Array controllers which it 4p00 not explicitly recognize except so far as to be able to determine that they were some sort of Smart Array.