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Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Gwendeline
Advisor

Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

How to install Red Hat 9 on ML350? it seem that the new version of the s,art start does not support linux. When I boot up from the Installtion Cd , It seem that it cannot detect the installation disk in the CDROm drive
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Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

1.maybe your installation disk is corrupted or maybe it's time to replace the cdrom
2. If you can boot from floppy-then copy all installation cdroms to a directory on another linux machine and share it via NFS. You have the option to install via NFS.
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Yes, use boot floopy, NFS, or copy the iso to a local disk, mount the iso with -o loop to mount point, boot from your cd and when it ask how you want to install answer from disk and give loop mount point.

Hope this help

J-P
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Vitaly Karasik_1
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Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Steven E. Protter
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Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

If you have a standard network card on the box, you can go to redhats website, creat a network boot disk, and do the entire installation off a public ftp server.

I've done it a few times, the hard part if figureing out which subdirectory of the ftp server to use.

The rest of the installation, text based is just like any other installation.

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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

There was problem with the boot disk, Re-created a new one It work But know don't know which display should i select during the installation
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Moke,

Could you be more descriptif of where you are in the installation, what display are you talking about ? video, monitor, installation ?

any precice information helps us help you !


J-P (read you answer mail, pls dont forget to assign points, tks)
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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

How to install and configure 20/40 dlt tape drive , What kind of backup solution should I used and how to configure it ?


Sorry guy, this is my first linux server installation ..Thanks for helping.
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

first login as root check you scsi, with
#cat /proc/scsi/scsi

If you see your tape drive in there you are in luck
if positif
# st -f /dev/st0 status (replace st0 with what you have got as tape from /proc/scsi/scsi)

if this return status then you could use

tar command to backup to tape like ex:

# tar -cvf test.tar /tmp

this will create a tar (test.tar) backup of what is in directory /tmp

to see what in your tar file ex:

# tar -tvf test.tar

read man page for details.

also other backup tools are pax, dump.

there are some more tool to do this but first tell us if you see tape


J-P

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Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

sorry typing to fast for my own good

make that

#tar cvf /dev/st0 /tmp

to write to tape

#st -f /dev/st0 rewind

to rewind tape

and

#tar -tvf /dev/st0

to test what on tape


the command in previous are for tar use to backup to directory.


J-P
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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

How to I configure Samba ?
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

You configure samba using smb.conf
usualy this in /etc/samba/smb.conf

a read of man samba is of help.

Also, Moke you would be better of starting a new thread with a meaning full subject like

"Samba linux how ?"

I see you are new to theses forums, so please assign points we here take it on our "spare" time to help you and we are "rewarded by points"

J-P


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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

I still can't get the tape drive when after
first login as root check you scsi, with
#cat /proc/scsi/scsi

I don't see the tape drive. How do i load the tape drive driver and which one whould i load ?

Sorry about the point I put the point but didn't know how to submit it . Sorry guys .. thanks. for the help..
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

First is your scsi card seen
from root login do

#dmesg | grep -B 5 -A 5 -i "scsi"

tell us what you see

do you see our scsi card and/or tape (usualy st0)

also tell us what lsmod returns

will try and help from there

J-P (ps you can attach file if it to big)
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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Linus IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4 : Unix domain sockets 1.0 /SMP for Linux NET4.0
RAMDISK : Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory : 297k freed
VFS : Mounte4d root ( ext2 filesystem)
SCSI subsystem driver Revision : 1.00
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8

aic7988: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs

scsi1: Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8

aic7988: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs

blk: queu dfda2c18,I/O limit 4095Mb ( mask 0xffffffff)
HP CISS Driver ( v 2.4.42)
cciss : Device 0x46 has been found at bus 5 dev 2 func 0
cciss : using DAC cycles

what should i do next?
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Ok so far so good your scsi adapter and disk are seen by system

please tell us what is the output of the command lsmod ( just would like to see if the tape and st modules are there ?

# lsmod

and what type of tape drive do you have ?

hang on despair not we will try and help you along as best we can !

J-P
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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

module size Used by
soundcore 7044 0 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859_1 3516 0 (autoclean)
udf 100864 0 (autoclean)
ide_cd 35772 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 34176 0 (autoclean)[ide_cdrom}
parport_pc 9188 0 ( unused)
lp 32072 1 (autoclean)[parport_pc lp]
parport 13684 0 ( autoclean)(unused)
autofs 52904 1
ta3 2976 0 (unused)
keybdev 5656 1
mousedev 22308 0 (unused)
hid 6208 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
input 22216 0 (unused)
usb_ohci 82592 1 [hid usb_ohci]
usbcore 73376 3
ext3 56336 3 [ext3]
jbd 44420 4
ccis 142548 0
aic7xxx 13452 0
scsimod 110488 2 [cciss aic7xxx sdmod]


btw what is command for ? what is the purpose ?
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

the command is for listing the modules that are loaded at boot time by the kernel.

At kernel compilation all the drivers can be compiled in the kernel, and/or many of the drivers can be loaded as modules.

Most of the kernel theses day's make use of the modules mecanism because it make the kernel smaller, and modules can be loaded/unloaded at demand.

Generaly when you need explainations on a command try

man 'command'
like
man lsmod

also usefull

info 'command'
like
info lsmod

for example the output of your lsmod tell us that your scsi card is loaded as a module (is not hardcoded in your kernel)

I see no trace of tape setup in there !

Are you sure that this tape is seen by the system at startup.

you can check this at bootup time, you usualy get a message from the scsi card after the bios boot and test, that say's something like press controle c to see scsi card setup

from within this setup you should be able to see if the scsi card see your tape drive on what number.

Please also tell us what is you tape drive model ?

the reason I am asking this is because normaly the system at boot up should have seen and started your tape as a module.

Perhaps is as a problem at startup, but we could load the module by hand with

insmod 'tape modele'

do a man insmod for info on this command.

Your questions seem to indicated you are new to linux/unix environments a read of the following documentation would help.


J-P

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Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

Ooops, hit the submit button to fast forgot to give you the link to documentation

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/

J-P (0 points for this please, my mistake, thanks)
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Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Installating Red Hat9 on ML350

I still can't get the tape drive working . I don't seem to be able to locate the driver for it .. anyone can help me on this ?