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Problems installing Fedora in HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8

asked 2015-04-11 12:38:51 -0500

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updated 2015-04-12 00:01:44 -0500

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Hi guys! I have had troubles installing Fedora in a HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8. Fedora 21 was impossible because the installer crashes when I first open it, so I decided to go for Fedora 20 and then upgrade to 21. But it wasn't able to boot, so I googled and I found that I should disable CPU VT-d option in the BIOS and specify acpi=off parameter on boot. After making those changes, the system was able to boot. Then I updated Fedora 20, and rebooted in order to use the new kernel and to perform the upgrade with FedUp... but it didn't boot anymore.

Sometimes, the system shows this message:

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The last time I rebooted the machine, I got this:

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which confuses me, because there is nothing inside /boot, but when I start the LiveCD booting from a flash drive, I'm able to see all the files in the boot directory. I reinstalled Grub, but nothing changed.

Please, if anyone here has some experience in this kind of machine, I will be glad to receive any kind of advice. Many thanks in advance!

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I also have a proliant ml310, i suggest to you to try and use a CD instead of USB flash, I tried to boot esxi 6 from usb and did not recognize my usb flash, but from a CD it all worked perfectly, of course i have an older version, gen 5. But you could try it!

giumbai gravatar imagegiumbai ( 2015-04-11 14:33:55 -0500 )edit

When I tried to install Fedora 21 it was from usb flash, but Fedora 20 was installed from a live cd. But the usb flash is recognized in this machine. Thanks!

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-04-11 14:52:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-04-15 09:12:34 -0500

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updated 2015-04-15 09:14:22 -0500

I disabled Intelligent Provisioning and enabled SATA AHCI support. Now I have been able to successfully boot into Fedora 20 and then I upgraded to Fedora 21. I hope this is useful to other people that wants to install Fedora in a computer like this.

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