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Re: HP Compaq DL385 with Smart Array 6/i
On Oct 1, 2008, at 5:01 PM, chriswareham%chriswareham.demon.co.uk@localhost
On Oct 1, 2008, at 3:24 PM, chriswareham%chriswareham.demon.co.uk@localhost
I'll be interested to know if this solves your problem as I've got a
that's about to be decommissioned (it runs Linux at the moment, but
I'd like to
repurpose it as a development machine with NetBSD on it). I came
ACPI issue when I installed NetBSD on the older DL360 series - the
kernel would boot, but I couldn't access the disks, which sounds
the problem you've been having. With ACPI support disabled,
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
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.
fine, including APM.
Hmm... I have bad news, it didn't solve the problem.
I grabbed the iso for amd64 HEAD 200809300002Z and tested the boot
option  NetBSD (no ACPI) . The installation of comp.tgz + xcomp.tgz
still gets the - stalled - message then the reach about 79% on the
progress bar during the installation process. I also tried to run tar
xzvpf manually on for instance pkgsrc.tgz, and it takes pretty long
time before it's finished.
About the DL360, I run NetBSD 4.0 (i386) on one of those (but one of
the latest versions) and that works pretty well.
We have just decommissioned a DL380, so I will try out NetBSD on that
one to see if NetBSD runs smoother.
(So we'll find out if it's only those DL 385 that have I/O problems).
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