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Re: HP Compaq DL385 with Smart Array 6/i
> We've tried installing NetBSD 4.0 on 2 HP Compaq DL385 with single and
> dual CPU configuration and the Smart Array 6/i controller. The obvious
> problem that occur is that the I/O towards the controller/disk is
> Even the installer writes -stalled- while installing/copying the
> NetBSD base to the disk.
> We've tried both NetBSD 4.0 i386 and amd64, and we've even tried
> NetBSD current amd64 (during the summer), but it's the same symptom on
> all versions.
> Has anybody else seen this problem before? are there any fixes or
> workarounds available?
The power management on many of the Compaq DL series is terrible - to get
NetBSD to boot you'll need to disable kernel support for ACPI. The installer in
-current allows you to select a non-ACPI kernel from a menu, but for NetBSD 4.0
I can't remember the magic incantation that boots with ACPI disabled.
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