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Redhat Linux on Itanium

Tweety
Occasional Advisor

Redhat Linux on Itanium

Hi,

I am trying to install Redhat Linux ES 3.0 on Itanium rx1600 using HP Enablement Kit for Linux. I selected option 2 "Install Linux from distributor media" but it always picks the 1st option "Recover factory pre-configured image".

And it gives me the message, "You have choosen to recover a preconfigured system image from CD. Put the sytem recovery CD in the drive..."

I am unable to install linux as such. Please help.

I downloaded HP Enablement Kit for linux from this website

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?locBasepartNum=ux-22935-1〈=English

Thanks,
Tweety
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

This unusual behavior sometimes results from Console TERM settings.

Is this a graphical install attempt, or more of a console, text windows type install?

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Ivajlo Yanakiev
Respected Contributor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

did you try regular Redhat AS or ES (64bit ) version from Redhat site ?
It work nice :)

HGN
Honored Contributor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

Hi

If you try and download the iso image from the RedHat site it works, we have downloaded and installed AS different updates.

Rgds

HGN
Tweety
Occasional Advisor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

Hi Steve,

This is not a graphic install. It is console installation. I tried to set "console=ttyS0" but no use.

Tweety
Tweety
Occasional Advisor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

Dumb terminal connected through serial port does not display anything, except a blinking cursor on the top left corner.

I think I pressed cntr-F and set console=ttyS0 at kernel options: prompt of the HP enablement kit for Linux Menu. After that, it did not responded properly. I rebooted the HP machine and cannot see any display on the dump terminal.

Note: I tried different options. TERM=vt100 etc...I do not remember exact sequence of events.

If someone knows which file I need to change, please let me know.

Someone please help.

Thanks in advance,
TWT.

Tweety
Occasional Advisor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

Dumb terminal connected through serial port does not display anything, except a blinking cursor on the top left corner.

I think I pressed cntr-F and set console=ttyS0 at kernel options: prompt of the HP enablement kit for Linux Menu. After that, it did not responded properly. I rebooted the HP machine and cannot see any display on the dump terminal.

Note: I also tried different options like TERM=vt100 etc...I do not remember exact sequence that I followed.

If someone knows which file I need to change so that I can see the display in the monitor, please let me know.

Someone please help.

Thanks in advance,
TWT.

Tweety
Occasional Advisor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

I got my console back but still have the problem selecting a menu option. i.e., it always selects "Recover a preconfigured system image" no matter what I select. Thus unable to go to the install part at all.
TWT
Ivajlo Yanakiev
Respected Contributor

Re: Redhat Linux on Itanium

EFI select what will be you console.
Use EFI menu to set consola that fit you.