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Red Hat 8 Linux Install ML350 G3

Stephen Conway
Occasional Visitor

Red Hat 8 Linux Install ML350 G3

I am trying to install RH 8 Linux on a ML350 G3 server. I am getting error, 'sda not intialized, do you want to initialize first' from the RH installer, when i choose yes, it gives error 'unable to read sda' and it quits.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

SC
4 REPLIES
G. Vrijhoeven
Honored Contributor

Re: Red Hat 8 Linux Install ML350 G3

Hi SC,

You could check this link for more info:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/87_4678.html

Regards,

Gideon

Re: Red Hat 8 Linux Install ML350 G3

Hi,

seems to me like an RAID - problem.

Let´s talk about your HDD settings.

How many disks are included and what kind of
raid did you use?

I´ve got some DL380R3 with RH8.0 and 9.0 without any problems with built - in RAID controler.
Did you set up your disks tidy?

You kann also download knoppix, see

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/

and try to boot from that.
Can you see the disks after the machine boots knoppix?

A
richard_263
Occasional Visitor

Re: Red Hat 8 Linux Install ML350 G3

you have to make a floppy as it's writted at
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/19234.html

at the beginning of the installation, a message
asks to you if you want to use "special" drivers for devices ; so you answer yes and the software will read your floppy
In fact, i don't remember very well the message
but i installed RH8 on a ML350

But you know that RH8 is at end of life ! so may be, it would be better to install fedore core 1 ; it is what i've done and for this distribution, you don't need to make floppy disks ; and it's a wonderfull / powerfull operating system (very similar to RH9)

PS : excuse me for my bad english (i am french)
Gwendeline
Advisor

Re: Red Hat 8 Linux Install ML350 G3

I had install RH9 on a ML350 G3 server with raid 5,the only problem was when it tries to read the source CD.

I would suggest that you boot up from the boot disk. Or you can use Fedora Core 1.