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. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Very conscience, the HP guide is too verbose. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. The installer will detect the absence of this firmware and prompt you for it at install-time. The server has also a 2-port Pi Smart Array controller integrated on the mainboard. Show detailed physical disk information ESXi 5.

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Hi Waldoo, you are my hero of the day! Thank you very much. The problem is I want to install Centos, and when I select Redhat Linux it will only let me choose Discand then if I click next it says: Controller status ESXi 5.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have p4220i and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. It says it’s unable to detect it or it would just hang on that page.


Thanks for the write up. Brilliant information my friend.

I was actually able to figure it out. Press any key to restart. And also lsscsi does only show the DVD drive, but no disks. You may need firmware blobs found at here and here and instructions found at installation manual chapter linxu.

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I have yet to upgrade to 6. This is because at driver init time,the SCSI core may not yet be initialized because the driver is a block driver and attempting to register it with the SCSI core o420i such a case would cause a hang. This one worked for us: Because, the drive does not show the expected new size until the drive is expanded.

Show detailed physical disk information ESXi 5.

Solution is to install firmware-linux-nonfree. The installer comes pre-loaded with additional non-free firmware blobs which helps as you don’t need to modify the official iso’s.

I have tried just making a bootable usb with Centos and loading from the bios ilnux no luck. Repository details may be found at: Installation report in Alternatively, you can obtain non-official CD images with external firmware loading enabled; see Firmware.


I am attempting to install Centos 6 or 7 on a backup server Proliant DLp Gen 8 with a pi controller. VGA is Radeon, and complains about the firmware missing no acceleration, reduced 2D performance.

Is the HP Smart Array P/1G working on Ubuntu ?

You can try the Ubuntu repository, something like: Worked fine, needs bnx2 firmware. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This is the screen: I searched with some breaks nearly a week around to find a way to workaround. Worked fine, needs firmware p402i Xen 4. It is useful for me. See post 3 in this thread at linuxquestions which is a rough howto for CentOS. Adding “nomodeset” to kernel command line works around the issue in Stretch.

Worked mostly fine, needs firmware-netxen. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.