Debian won’t boot on BL465 server

When installing Debian on a HP BL465 server, we sometimes run into the problems that after installing, GRUB won’t boot up anymore.

First off, it’s not a Debian specific problem, we had this problem with other Linux distributions also, but decided to standardize on Debian across the organization.

Installing to the MBR fails, and you have to install grub on /dev/cciss/c0d0, although upon rebooting after the installation, Grub throws out an error that it cannot boot off (hd1,0).

When you encounter this, you need to edit the configuration (by pressing e in the initial grub screen), and change the (hd1,0) to (hd0,0).

This did the trick for us,

Thanks,
Michael

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