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Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Dennis_177
Occasional Advisor

Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

DL360 G4, 2*SCSI HD U320, 2*3.0 CPU

First, I try to install using RHEL AS3.0 Disc 1, then it comes up to the hardware listing and "no hard drives have been found....". I have downloaded the drivers from HP, but they don't work.

Could u give me a guide to install RHEL AS3.0 on DL360 G4 Server ?

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Cavadas Serralheiro
Occasional Visitor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Hello
How exactly are you installing the drivers (and witch) and what is the error message you get?
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Boot the box of the disk configuration cd that came with the server.

Set up the disk storage.

Then boot again off the Red Hat CD and the install will find disk to install onto.

No disk prepartion=no installation on HP servers.

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Dennis_177
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Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

I am attempting to install Red Hat Enterprise AS 3.0 on HP DL360 G4 with dual cpu, 2/GB memory, 2 36/GB disks and Smart Array Plus Control 6i (integrated on system board).
After selecting the option to partition the filesystem automatically -- I get the following error message < *** An error has occurred no devices were found on which to create new filesystem please check your hardware for the cause of this problem ***> and that is the end of my installation process.

Ps. I have tried with and without the hardware RAID 1 configuration and getting the same error message.

Dennis_177
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Also, on HP DL360 G4 and trying to install RH AS3. I've updated the smartarray 6i firmware, the server's BIOS firmware, and created the Linux driver diskette using the drivers off the HP site, but the Redhat installation still says there are no valid drives when you get to the partitioning part of the install. If I try to use the "linux dd" option at the boot: prompt in order to specify a driver disk, it scans the disk and then says that no valid drivers were found. I've checked the disk and it is not corrupt.

I have no idea what to do next. Anyone had a similar problem and found a solution?
Dennis_177
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

SEP:

I haven't found the "Configuration CD" you mentioned. In the DL360 package, there are "Documentation CD" and "Smart Start7.4" only.
Robert Walker_8
Valued Contributor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Hi,

As SEP said, you need to build some logical disk drives. Use Smart Start Cd 7.4 should be ok, then go to the Array Configuration Utility - there you should see the Smart 6i and build an array - if it isnt done already.

When you boot the server and the Smart Array starts verification does it come up saying anything about logical drives? If it says 0 logical drives then you need to setup - its probably good to get a feel eitherway of smart start etc.

As you only have 2x36GB its not much room to experiment, presume you want 2x36GB as RAID1 (mirrored set) this can be be broken down in to partitions or this can be done by RHEL - only that you get 14 partitions under Linux per physical disk - the Smart Array can physically partition into any size you require - within in limits of course :)

Robert.
Dennis_177
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Robert,

Thank you for your info.
Actually,i have set the logical drive already, however, there is the same error message.

Do you think that it is the problem of installation disc ??
Craig Gilmore
Trusted Contributor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

If I'm reading correctly, you have RHEL 3 Initial release rather than RHEL 3 Update 1. If this is the case, there were some bugs that did not allow the OS to install.

Get a RHEL 3 Update 1 disk to boot.

HP did not support the initial release of RHEL 3.

Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

In fact, I strongly recommend you use the latest RHEL3 update - update 6.
Dennis_177
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Thanks. I worked it out - I used the RHEL ES3.0 update 4 and booted off those, and it worked fine.
Jorge Pons
Trusted Contributor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Hello

I have the same problem with DL380G4, but I don´t know where I can download or get this update.

Thanks, Jorge
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Jorge,
you can download RHEL updates from rhn.redhat.com (of course, you need RHN account for this)
H S Z
Regular Advisor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

Hey,
i've been lookin around to solve this problem and i just got it from here! Long live ITRC.
but i need to understand something quickly: how do u download the update from RHN? i have my account and password and logged in successfuly. could u pleasee advice on that? and also there is no OS on the server yet so how do i install the update 1 or higher before it? or do i have to buy from Red hat, the OS with update 1 or 6 on the disc???
please advice .


Horace
Alexander Samad
Frequent Advisor

Re: Problem of Install RedHat Enterprise AS3.0 on HP DL360 G4

log into rhn.redhat.com
click on channels on the top menu bar
click on download software on the left hand menu

select what you want from there. But you must be entitled to it to be able to see it.