What you need is the Driver Update (DU) diskette (with SmartArray driver) that HP provides.
Here is the link to download it : http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=3288132&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf…
thank you for your reply. I added that file to the diskette and booted the system with the supplied boot diskette that came with solaris 8. Chose add driver and it added the driver you linked from a new DU diskette. Now here I get this error when continuing.
continuing now with the install, it just hangs after choosing option 1 , interactive install eventually rebooting itself and starting from scratch.
this is where it hangs when the driver is loaded into memory.
Win server 2003 is already installed on this server if that makes any difference.
Based on what you provided, the driver is not recognized. Could you please test again and attach again a screenshot of the first error you see during the new try.
ill take several shots of the process so you can see a detail of what is happening. Doing it now gimme a few minutes and ill post it up. Thanks
Ok, here is the process. the solaris version is 8, date is 7/01
I boot up with the install cd 1 of 2.
Booting up here
From here, I choose F4 Add Driver
I insert the DU diskette and choose continue
Driver loading up into memory
DU Diskette removed and hit continue (Also kept it in just in case, but with same negative results)
Driver appears to be loaded in memory, chose continue
System scan started
Scan complete, chose continue
Error, Missing primary disk. Chose continue
Boot device selection screen
If disk is chosen, ERROR Cannot mount, so CD ROM is chosen instead.
Interactive install chosen as per HP, hangs at this screen for about 20 min, then the server reboots and the process starts all over again.
Which device is selected at step "11" ? You should select the CDROM one.
Yes cd was chosen. Next step down shows the next error.
Strange that the installation returns an error and then shows the disk. But cannot say if this is the root cause of the hang.
Is the version of Solaris 8 that you use certified by HP for the hardware configuration ? Is this issue also reproducible with a more recent version of Solaris ?