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Linux under HP server

Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Linux under HP server

Dear All
i have Hp proliant DL380 G4 server . i want to install redhat Enterprise Linux 3 on it from the smart start Cd i do not found Linux Os,what should i do for that should i upgrade the farme ware it is now 1.62
fadia.marei
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux under HP server

You've got the Linux media?

Just create a container on the RAID array, and install RH from there.

You should only need the 'cciss' driver at worst, available from the drivers/support website.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Linux under HP server

Prior to installation of Linux, proliant servers require disk preparation.

There is a downloadable cd(which also ships with the server).

You boot off the cd, prepare the disk and boot again with Linux in the cd-rom. Once the disk containers are prepared in whatever raid level you like you are ready to install Linux.

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Re: Linux under HP server

I am not sure if I am am reading your question correctly.

Do you think that Red Hat 3 is on the smart start cd? It is not on the smart start CD. Red Hat 3 is only on CDs from Red Hat. It can be purchased from HP or from Red Hat.
Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: Linux under HP server

i know that it is not on the smart start,but the smart start show the operating systems that can be installed ,i configure the disks to be raid 5 and when i try to boot from linux CD it can not detect the hard disks,so i can not install the system,so what should i do
fadia.marei
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux under HP server

Grab the driver diskette from here, write the image to a floppy, then follow the instructions on how to use it.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/101_5561.html#24

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Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: Linux under HP server

which one should i install
fadia.marei
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux under HP server

The one titled:

'Driver Diskette for HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller (x86) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)'

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/21760.html
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Fadia Almarei
Super Advisor

Re: Linux under HP server

ok i do it i copy it to a floppy,but it is not bootable and the system is not installed ,so how to use it
fadia.marei
David Lowry_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Linux under HP server

You need to use a utility called rawrite to create the floppy disk.
You then boot the Redhat CD, and it will then prompt you for additional drivers when it cannot find any disks.