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Re: HP Compaq DL385 with Smart Array 6/i
On Oct 1, 2008, at 3:24 PM, chriswareham%chriswareham.demon.co.uk@localhost
We've tried installing NetBSD 4.0 on 2 HP Compaq DL385 with single
dual CPU configuration and the Smart Array 6/i controller. The
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
Has anybody else seen this problem before? are there any fixes or
The power management on many of the Compaq DL series is terrible -
NetBSD to boot you'll need to disable kernel support for ACPI. The
-current allows you to select a non-ACPI kernel from a menu, but for
I can't remember the magic incantation that boots with ACPI disabled.
Oh...we haven't tried that one yet (though now that you mention it,
it's something that has been suggested to solve other problems then
running NetBSD on specific H/W.)
Thanks for the pointer. I'll try that as soon as I get time over.
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