Trying to install Debian 6.0.4 amd64 on:
HP Proliant Server DL380 G4 Server
2 x 36.3GB RAID 0 with HP Smart Array 6i Direct Attached Storage
I recently acquired this HP Proliant DL380 Server and I cannot get the install moving to install. This is believed to a problem with the RAID controller. As it appears Windows Server 2008 doesn't have a problem with getting the drives and editing partitions.
When trying to boot from the Debian 6.0.4 amd64 it just hangs after the first line from booting from off the DVD. I am thinking of taking the RAID and making it RAID 5 as the drives are only 36.3GB. What I believe it the problem is the installer DVD cannot see RAID controller. I think the issue here is getting a boot RAID disk to load before booting off the Debian install DVD. I do not know where to being to make one at this point.
I am not new to the Linux scene we've been using Linux since 3/2005 and been playing with a good handful of distributions over the years and found Debian to be most satisfying. I have been trying to install Debian on this server for a few days now and no luck in the boot process.
Does anyone have any ideas or pointers?
Thanks in advance,