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I have an old Compaq Proliant ML370 with a Comaq Smart Array 532 Controller that I was given by a friend however it has no logical drives set up.

I believe that the disc I need to make it work is the HP StartSmartCD however I can't find a download for it anywhere.

If anyone knows where to find that disc or what else could be a solution it would be very helpful.
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http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/s...downloads.html

This looks promising. Anyone know?
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No not drivers. A boot disc that lets you configure logical drives
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After choosing the OS, you can scroll down and it shows the StartSmart CD for download under "Software-CD ROM".
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Ah. Thank you.
Do you think version 8.15 (the newest) would work or should I just go for the 7.70 version on that site?
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Well unfortuanately neither disc worked. the 8.15 disc would load and get to "loading drivers step 2/4" and the 7.70 disc would load then just display a black screen. Any other ideas?
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Have you gone into the BIOS to see if the machine recognizes the hard drive?
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It recognizes the raid card. I got an even older version of the SmartStart disc and it successfully booted however there are still problems. Not sure exactly why but I'll keep working on it.
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post #10 of 10
I have a couple of these myself. Don't use them because the software setup procedure is horrible.

I was able to sucessfully install FreeBSD though.

First, get the Firmware Maintenance CD here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&swEnvOID=1005

You'll have to scroll down to see it, it's under Firmware - CD-ROM

If the CD does not work, download the earlier version and try that one. If that one does not work, download the earlier version and try that one. If that one.... well you get the idea. Sometimes you'll need more than one Firmware CD to update certain pieces of hardware that was added to the system at a later date.

Same goes for the HP SmartStart CD. You may find that the HP SmartStart CD isn't actully avalable for this server. Then you'll have to use the floppies the compaq originally supplied. You can find them all on HP site. You'll have to manually serach for them.

Well, I think that's enough to get you started.

It'll probably take you a week or two to get one of these things up and running again.

Good luck.
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