Fail to boot on the HP ProLiant DL360 G7

Asked by Philip Prince

I have attempted to install 12.04 LTS 64 bit Server.

I made a single RAID 1+0 device using two 147GB drives with the larger boot partition (8GB) enabled. I did try it first with the default smaller (4GB) boot partition.

The install proceeds well to the end where I am allowed to write to the boot loader (which I say yes) and then prompted to allow a reboot. The CD drive ejects the disk, the boot process goes to the point where the four kernel options are presented. I touch nothing and booting into the OS appears to start... the screen is blank, the disk lights go into a steady heartbeat and nothing more happens.

I have come to this from the certification page, http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201005-5725/.

My email is <email address hidden> and my phone is +447595894469

Your advice is very welcome!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :
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Ara Pulido (ara) said :
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Reopening

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Philip Prince (philip-prince) said :
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Very kind of you to contact me. I have additional information on this if you are interested.

On 9 Jul 2012, at 08:35, Ara Pulido wrote:

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Jeff Lane (bladernr) said :
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Maybe this will help you out, though it's not much help, I'm sure. Can you tell me A: what controller you're using, HOW you are configuring the RAID setup (via BIOS, via some software, etc)?

Also, for kicks, can you clear out any RAID settings and install to one hard disk only, to verify that your controller works at all?

Additionally, you could try using Software RAID across those two drives to verify that they work in a RAID setup.
FAQ #2001: “Why doesn't my RAID 0/1 work?”.

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Jeff Lane (bladernr) said :
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Not quite answered, just FAQed

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