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I have bought a HP Proliant DL380 G3 and am attempting to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. My server's got two Ultra320 SCSI HDDs but in the Ubuntu installation process, the OS fails to recognize them. I have tried to manually select hpsa and cciss drivers, but it did nothing. What do I need to do to make make the drives recognizable?

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Have you considered using a supported operating system? – Chopper3 Apr 19 '13 at 16:37
@Chopper3 No, why? xD ... Yes, I will try to download one of them. Now I'm googling but I can't find the list. – m93a Apr 19 '13 at 16:40
Cool, pretty sure you'll be ok with an RHEL variant (Centos etc.) – Chopper3 Apr 19 '13 at 16:41
I have succeed with older Ubuntu version, it has been installed without a problem. I will add it as an answer soon. Thanks for your help, @Chopper3 – m93a Apr 19 '13 at 17:24
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Did you create a logical drive first in the RAID controller BIOS?

Hit F8 during the Smart Array 5i RAID Controller BIOS screen. Create a logical drive.

After that is done, you should be able to see a disk through the CCISS driver in the Linux installer. No other action is needed.

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Yes I did this before installing older version. So this is probably the solution :) – m93a Apr 20 '13 at 11:15

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