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I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware

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I'm desperate to install Opensolaris b63 onto a DL380 G4 server with 2GB Ram dual processor 3.2Ghz
I understand i need the drives for the 6i array and have downloaded to disk from HP for Solaris 10. I have modified the sol_210 folder to sol_211 but, although it extract the driver it will NOT install it saying:

Extracting Driver Updates from /dev/diskette0
Can't find install script /tmp/ITUs/000/DU/sol_211/i86pc/Tools/install.sh.

Please help!
  • 1. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    What is the full command line you are using to install the driver?

    Cheers,
    Andreas
  • 2. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    You might use iso image CPQary3.iso from driver package (CPQary3-1.71-solaris10-i386.tar) previously edited by UltraISO or other iso editor (change folder named sol210 to sol_211, then save iso image and burn it to CD). In my case driver for HP Smart Array E200 was load succesfully.
  • 3. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    I'm having similar issues with a DL380 G3 with the Smart Array 5i. I installed the driver from HP, and it said it loaded it, but it still shows no disks present.
  • 4. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    How are you getting to the point where the driver can be loaded dusring the install? Are you doing this in GRUB and passing arguments to the kernel? If so, How>
  • 5. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    Take a look at http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=318996&tstart=0#318996 f0rnax created an ISO with the driver on it.


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    Posted: Dec 17, 2008 7:13 AM in response to: f0rnax
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    I've just created another iso image with cpqary3 v2.0.0.
    I didn't check it if it works, so you have to do it for yourself.

    link:
    http://www.szymonbanka.com/osol-0811-101b-cpq_2.0.0.iso

    Simon

    Note: I have tried the V2.0.0 and it works on a HP Smart Array P400.
  • 6. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    I found a way to get HP drivers working without floppy or cd/dvd. I will explain steps to make it go:

    1. Unpack CPQary3-1.92-solaris10-i386.tar.gz and copy DU directory to usb flash
    2. Start solaris install, select 5 to put additional driver, insert usb flash and select 3. This will fail with message
    "Can't find install script /tmp/ITUs/000/DU/sol_210/i86pc/Tools/install.sh."
    But look before that, you will see path to your usb flash disk, something like /dev/dsk/c2t0d0p1, remember that or write it down.
    3. Press e to return to starting menu and select 6, single user shell
    4. mkdir /tmp/test
    5. mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0p1 /tmp/test
    6. cd /tmp/test/DU; mv SOL_210 t; mv t sol_210; cd sol_210; mv I86PC t; mv t i86pc; cd i86pc/Tools; mv INSTALL.SH t; mv t install.sh; rm -rf /tmp/ITUs/*; cd /tmp;
    umount /tmp/test; logout;
    7. You are in starting menu again, select 5 then 3 and drivers gets loaded to miniroot.

    Seems this was a problem with filename letter case.

    Edited by: s.a.s.h.a on Mar 4, 2009 7:51 AM
  • 7. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    KUDO's too Simon!!
    After fighting this for (4) solid days, I was able to use his iso (http://www.szymonbanka.com/osol-0811-101b-cpq_2.0.0.iso) to easily boot and install (Opensolaris) on my HP Proliant DL360 G3 Server!!

    If Simon was able to simply add the necessary drivers for the 5i/6i RAID Array Controller and re-compile the .iso, why doesn't Sun include them in their latest release????

    Or.............
    Maybe they could simply add the number 5 option (add drivers) to the OpenSolaris live CD??

    Anyway,
    THANK YOU SIMON!! for providing this new, improved image of Opensolaris for those of us still running a huge amount of HP Servers in our data centers!!!
  • 8. Re: I can't install OpenSolaris b63 on DL380 G4 Hardware
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    I recently installed OpenSolaris 2009.06 following the instructions on [http://www.eject.name/2009/07/opensolaris-and-hp-smartarray.html]

    hope this helps people who want to do the same :)

    Edited by: rommudoh on Sep 25, 2009 10:34 AM