>>>> "J" == jorma ojala
J> Thank you for providing debug instructions. First, I need to
J> correct the RAID controller model: the server uses P212 (instead
J> of the P410): that was by bad. Does this make a difference ?
no, it's also supported by the hpsa module.
J> Following messages appear on the screen during installations:
J> Begin: configuring fstab...done.
J> Begin: Preconfiguring networking ...
J> [31.190165] hpsa 0000:0d:00.0: Command timed out.
J> [31.190325] scsi host4: hpsa
J> [31.190491] hpsa can't handle SMP requests
J> [61.270159] hpsa 0000:0d:00:0: Command timed out.
J> [61.270261] hpsa 0000:0d:00:0 report physical LUNs failed.
Looks like a hardware problem, possibly bad disk(s). I'd try with just
one disk to start. If it still fails try another disk, etc.
If no disk works, you can try whether the Ubuntu 18.04 installer sees
the disks. If it did, we need to check further ...
J> Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done.
J> Command 'lsmod | grep hpsa' returns:
J> hpsa 98304 0
J> scsi_transport_sas 40960 1 hpsa
J> Command 'dmesg | tail -20* returns:
J> Segment Routing via with IPv6
J> hpsa 0000:0d:00.0: Command timed out.
J> hpsa 0000:0d:00.0: report physical LUNs failed
J> device-mapper: ioctl: 4.37.0-ioctl (2017-09-20) initialised: devel(a)redhat.com
J> Command 'lsblk' returns only one line:
J> sr0 11:0 1 4.2G 0 rom /lib/live/mount/medium
J> I believe that's the DVD-drive I'm installing Qlustar from.
J> I hope that the lines above will reveal something to you,