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CentOS/RHEL 7 installation on Microserver Gen10 x3421


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I also posted this on the HPE forums.


Just bought my first HP Microserver and got a decent deal on a Gen10 x3421.  I am using a USB key to try and install either CentOS or RHEL 7 on it and neither install sees any of the disks in the front slots.  I am using 1TB WD Caviar Green drives.  I have also tried a Seagate drive but nothing seems to work.


I have gone back and forth between EUFI and Legacy hoping that would help.  Nothing.


I am currently installing on a 500B USB drive and hope to see if the drives are visible when I fully boot.


I also looked through the drivers and firmware and did not see anything directly related to my problem.  I was going to download the SPP but couldn't igure out how to register my system manually to allow me to download the SPP.


Am I missing anything obvious or does the system not yet support RHEL 7 or CentOS 7?


Thanks for any information.


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The four front bays run on a Marvell 88SE9230 SATA controller. There have been questions on driver support for certain Marvell controllers in Linux. The single SATA port on the motherboard runs off the AMD controller, you could try that port as a test. ClearOS works on the MS Gen10, so I would think other flavors of Linux would as well.

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I'm running Fedora which is from the same family as red hat and CentOS without any problems. I have a boot SSD and a DVD connected to the marvel SATA controller and the four internal slots connected to an Adaptec ASR-6805T RAID card.

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