This new driver will support new Smart Array products going forward, and the cciss driver will eventually be deprecated. Worked fine, needs tg3 firmware. Note also that if no sequential access devices or medium changers are detected, the SCSI core will not be engaged by the action of the above script. Hpsa should be fine for new installs on these controllers, however. Repository details may be found at: To avoid this, you can modify your install image to include the needed firmware.

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The installer comes pre-loaded with additional non-free firmware blobs which helps as you don’t need to modify the official iso’s. This network controller is supported by the bnx2 driver, but requires external non-free firmware.

Non non-free firmware required! With using a kernel version 2. Change to this directory, and execute: In fact, p240i could extract the source tarballs from the source RPMs by using rpm2cpio.

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The installer will detect the absence of this firmware and prompt you for it at install-time. You can try the Ubuntu repository, something like: I would suggest disabling hardware raid and setting up software raid or no raid at all until the driver makes its way on the Linux Kernel, if it ever does.


If you use the installer on the link it should work fine except for what was mentioned amart the installation report. You may try to use these to build a binary RPM.

NIC 3,4 worked fine. With all the various distributions, it is difficult to come up with a set of bulletproof universal instructions for making smarg a switch, so we recommend that you simply continue to use cciss in such instances. For a new install of a distribution using the hpsa driver, the “cciss.

To avoid this, you can modify your install image to include the needed firmware.

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Your distribution may differ. BTW, if you happen across a 2. And also lsscsi does only show the DVD drive, but no disks. Repository details may be found at: These won’t work with very old kernels such as the 2.

Fixed sysfs link issue. The hpsa driver has the ability to claim unknown Smart Arrays, however this is turned off by default so that it does not try to claim older controllers meant to be claimed by the cciss driver. I’m not sure why but to fix it: In this case, it is just a text file, documentation, meant for human consumption. Fix firmware version not being printed in procfs.

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In the case of kernels with cciss and hpsa drivers which do have overlapping sets of supported controllers, by default, cciss will claim these devices if it is loaded prior to hpsa which it normally will be. HP Repository HP provides an apt repository for the? Worked fine, needs tg3 firmware. The system would panic when deleting many logical volumes at one time.



OS distros with warnings. Fixed issue where controllers that had no configured volumes did not show up in the OS. This is simply because making the switch is somewhat complex and it is easy to make a mistake or forget something and get your system into an unbootable state.

From time to time there may be instances in which hardware or driver features are not supported by the cciss driver which comes with your distribution or kernel, because it is too old, or the hardware is too new, etc.

Create a directory and unpack the tarball. Mkinitrd has changed on rhel5u1 and higher systems. The intent with newer kernels lijux.

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