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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

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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 -

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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.

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