Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

I've got some problems when trying to install ubuntu on hp proliant dl 160 gen8. I've got 3 logical drives in dynamic smart array controller, and on installation screen I see only physical drives. How to install it on logical volume? I am using Ubuntu 14.04

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Unfortunately the b120i does not have stables drivers under Ubuntu/Debian yet - this issue is discussed at

There is a PPA by HP (note these are not fully tested nor certified):

If you need something suitable for production (as we did), then you are going to have to install a raid controller that is supported such as a P4xx controller.

You can also not use the onboard controller in raid mode - use Sata and configure software RAID within Ubuntu -

share|improve this answer

Apparently, HP has some of the software (the Management Component Pack fpr ProLiant, MCP) ready, as it is now offered at

Having some of it installed on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Kernel 3.16.0-45-generic #60~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP), I can confirm that at least hplog and hpasmcli provide usable output.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.