Howto: Install Linux onto a hard drive using a smart array

by on February 27, 2007 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED February 27, 2007

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Q. I’d like to install CentOS on my new Server but Linux installation is not detecting my smart array controller. This server comes with a driver disk for array. How do I install Linux onto a hard drive using a smart array using this driver disk? I’ve also download driver disk called file-version.fd.img file.

A. You need to use driver provided by disk. While installing CentOS; installer asks if you have driver disks, you need to select yes and insert your driver disk and just follow on screen instructions.

How do I create a driver floppy disk?

If you have downloaded driver file from Internet/vendor website or from CD/DVD use following instructions to create a driver disk (type following on another Linux computer):
# dd if=file-version.fd.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k
1+0 records in
1+0 records out

a) Now restart installation

b) When prompted insert this driver disk

c) Follow on screen instructions

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1 Boon September 28, 2011 at 3:41 am


I also trying install redhat version4.8 into my blade server using smart array controller, just it prompt me “no HDD have been found…. ” . Based on HP support i need to create a floppy driver diskette to install controller driver, but problem is i don’t have diskette slot for my server, can you guide me how to continue with it??? Thanks


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