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Installer Compatibility Table

This table is a community maintained matrix of DebianInstaller builds and their compatibility with various HP ?ProLiant systems. This page does not infer official support from HP. Information on official HP support offerings for Debian can be found on [http://hp.com/go/debian http://hp.com/go/debian].

System

Config

Installer

?InstallationReport

Summary

Etch

BL20p G3

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso RC1 netboot/i386]

Worked

BL25p G1

BL35p G1

BL40p G1

BL45p G1

BL460c G1

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso RC1 netboot/amd64]

[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=398981 #398981]

Worked

BL465c G1

BL480c G1

BL485c G1

DL140 G3

SATA Hot Plug

2.6.18-based daily

Works 99% perfectly with 2007.01.16 - PS2 is not detected but everything else works (including USB) so this isn't a big issue. Test machine has ?SmartArray E200 RAID controller

DL145 G1

IDE

[http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-amd64/beta3/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz Etch Beta 3 netboot/amd64]

[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=384238 #384238]

DL360 G5

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_beta3/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso Etch Beta 3 netinst/amd64]

[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=384202 #384202]

[#daily Etch Beta 3 issues fixed in daily builds]

DL360 G5

DL365 G1

DL380 G1

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_beta3/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso Etch Beta 3 netinst/i386]

Unable to get access Integrated Smart Array RAID volume. Probably the same problem seen [http://www.thestevensons.org/node/view/649 here for fedora] and in debian in bug [http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=380272 #380272]. Works fine with Sarge netinst.

DL380 G4

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_beta3/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso Etch Beta 3 netinst/i386]

[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=383544 #383544]

DL380 G5

DL385 G2

amd64 daily (2006.11.30)

[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=401150 #401150]

Worked

DL580 G4

SAS

DL585 G1

SCSI

DL585 G2

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso RC1 netboot/amd64]

[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=398992 #398992]

Worked

ML110 G3

SATA

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso etch rc1/i386]

Used software RAID, default intallation worked just fine. However, "vga=791" must be appended to kernel line, otherwise no consoles will be spawn.

ML110 G4

SATA

20061121/i386

Didn't work with lvm root and LILO, using cciss driver with hardware RAID1

ML310 G3a

+smartarray 641

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso etch rc1/i386]

worked

ML320 G4

ML350 G5

ML370 G5

ML570 G4

Sarge

BL20pG3

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

GRUB fails, use LILO

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

GRUB and LILO fail

[#hpde HPDE] 20060905/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20060815/amd64

(./)

BL25pG1

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

GRUB fails, use LILO

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

GRUB and LILO fail

[#hpde HPDE] 20060905/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20060815/amd64

(./)

BL460c

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

Missing storage/network drivers

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

Missing storage/network drivers

[#hpde HPDE] 20061023/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20061023/amd64

(./)

DL360G4

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

GRUB fails, use LILO

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

GRUB and LILO fail

[#hpde HPDE] 20060905/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20060815/amd64

(./)

DL380G1

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

(./)

DL380 G2

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r4/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r4-i386-netinst.iso 31r4/i386]

(./) Initially GRUB seems to fail but can work. See notes below.

DL380G4

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

GRUB fails, use LILO

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

GRUB and LILO fail

[#hpde HPDE] 20061106/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20061106/amd64

(./)

DL380G5

SAS

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

cciss driver too old, missing bnx2 driver for onboard nic

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

[#hpde HPDE] 20061106/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20061106/amd64

(./)

DL580G4

SCSI

[http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso 31r0a/i386]

cciss driver too old, missing bnx2 driver for onboard nic

[http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/amd64-3.1_r0/iso-cd/debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso 31r0a/amd64]

[#hpde HPDE] 20061027/i386

(./)

[#hpde HPDE] 20061023/amd64

need to drop to shell to load cciss driver

?Anchor(hpde)

HPDE Builds

Contact DannFrazier to obtain an HPDE installer build

?Anchor(daily)

Daily Builds

Daily builds are available from the [http://www.us.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ d-i devel page]

Issues

Virtual Media Disconnect crashes kernel

Kernel crashes have been observed when ejecting Virtual CD-ROM media is ejected, even when the media is umounted. The suggested workaround is to shutdown the OS before ejecting the Virtual CD-ROM. Observed on an iLO 2 system running kernel-image-2.6.8-12-amd64-generic (2.6.8-16sarge5hpde1).

Remote Serial Console hangs

The boot sequence has been observed to hang when Linux is configured to use the Remote Serial Console. Sending data to the serial console (e.g., pressing enter) will allow the console output to proceed. Observed on an iLO 2 system running kernel-image-2.6.8-12-amd64-generic (2.6.8-16sarge5hpde1).

Panic loading cciss driver

The em64t-p4 flavor kernel has been observed to panic when attempting to load the cciss driver:

 SCSI subsystem initialized
 HP CISS Driver (v 2.6.10)
 cciss: using DAC cycles
 ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:06:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
 cciss cciss0: SendCmd Invalid command list address returned! (2)
 ciss cciss0: SendCmd Timeout out, No command list address returned!
 cciss: unable to determine firmware version of controller
 cciss cciss0: SendCmd Invalid command list address returned! (2)
 cciss cciss0: SendCmd Timeout out, No command list address returned!
 cciss: report logical volume command failed
 Using anticipatory io scheduler
 pivot_root: No such file or direKernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
 ctory

If you experience this problem, it is recommended to use the amd64-generic kernel instead.

Grub fails to install

Two different issues have been observed to cause this problem:

  • The Debian 2.6.8 kernel has a [http://dannf.org/bloggf/tech/cciss-grub-real-fix.html bug] in the block layer that causes certain ioctls to fail. The HPDE installer includes the fix for this bug.

  • Grub may also fail if the partition that holds /boot extends past the first 512MB. You can identify this situatin by choosing "Execute a Shell" in the main menu and running 'cat /target/tmp/grub*'. If you see the message Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS, try creating a separate /boot partition that resides within the first 512MB of your disk.

  • Debian-installer gets an error during GRUB install. Using grub manually yields:

grub> root (hd0,0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

grub> setup (hd0)
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
 Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no

Error 15: File not found
  • Mounting this partition showed that the grub files had been copied to the appropriate places (/boot/grub/stage1, etc.). I tried using the 'install' command directly and used tab completion to find the stage1 image by starting out with '(hd0,0)/' and hitting tab. Doing so only displayed '(hd0,0)/lost+found/'. It seems that there was caching going on somewhere such that the RAID controller drivers were reading the files (so Linux could see them) but grub couldn't see them yet. I rebooted and started the setup over again making sure to leave the /boot filesystem intact and the partitioning intact. Having done so, the GRUB Install portion of setup was successful.

debootstrap fails

There has been a report of a "debootstrap error" message while installing a ?ProLiant with a burned netinst ISO. This is believed to be caused by an issue with reading the burned media. Installing using iLO virtual media, or by [http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04s06.html.en netbooting the installer].

AMD system doesn't detect NIC/Smart Array controller

Try passing pci=nommconf as described [http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/k8-notes.html here].