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04-Jun-2015, 10:24
Hi everybody,
I've tried to install SLES12 via Autoyast on a HP DL380 Gen9. Bios is set to legacy mode, hardware is a P440ar controller with SAS Expander Card. During loading the kernel it stop at 64% and after a while the system crash with a trace that says that there is no diskspace. So far, so bad... If I remove the Expander card system is installable. I've then installed the newest kernel 3.12.39-47-default and re-connect the Expander card. System boots up. I don't know if the system is able to recognize the last 4 HDDs because there are only 6 in the machine. I guess I have to build a second logical volume with them.
Now my question: Is there a way to get the installer to use the newer kernel while first loading it? Or must I rebuild the installer-DVD incl. the initrd on it with the new kernel? Are there things to pay attention on it?

04-Jun-2015, 10:43
I've tried to install SLES12 via Autoyast on a HP DL380 Gen9.

You'll probably get better answers by posting in the SLES forum ;)


04-Jun-2015, 11:18
Upps, my fault. here we go on ("https://forums.suse.com/showthread.php?6468-SLES12-HP-DL380-Gen9-P440ar-controller-and-SAS-Expander-Car&p=28210#post28210) Could an mod please close this thread here?