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redhat es 5.1 install fails on HPDL380 G4

soporte-rentech
Occasional Contributor

redhat es 5.1 install fails on HPDL380 G4

hi all,
I have been facing a major failure to install redhat ES 5.1 on HPDL380 G4(2CPU 3.4Ghz/8GB RAM/ 36GBx2 15K SCSI drives) server.
When we boot with the redhat ES 5.1 x86 and x64 dvd all goes well , but with both the versions when the install is completed , at frist boot redhat comes up and while it loads the swap fs stops and never proceeds further.
We have updated all the drivers in the server to firmware version 8 and still when the Insight diagnostics say all units have passed all tests there is no way to continue the first boot.
The only version that is working is redhat 4 es update 4 and 64-bit version.
I will be glad if you could help.
This is urgent.
4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: redhat es 5.1 install fails on HPDL380 G4

Shalom,

Disconnect the server from Fiber/HBA shared storage and try the install again.

This problem may be resolved resolved in Red Hat 5, update 2.

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hello23333
Occasional Advisor

Re: redhat es 5.1 install fails on HPDL380 G4

I have tried that too it still doesnt work.
Iam currently downloading the version redhat ES 5.2
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: redhat es 5.1 install fails on HPDL380 G4

Shalom,

Use the function key at the console, usually F8 and make sure the disk array is configured prior to the install.

I think 5.2 will be the real answer though. If it were any other kind of problem like the disk array, RH 4.4 would not work either.

I am using RH 5.2 to post right now (Centos) and it was much, much better than 5.1

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Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
Nuwan Alwis
Valued Contributor

Re: redhat es 5.1 install fails on HPDL380 G4

Just Re write your Boot loader and See.
This is How u do it

Steps:
1)Boot the system from the 1st installation CD
2)At the setup screen type "linux rescue" enter
3)Answer any questions that setup will required such as "Language", "Keyboard"
4)once its ready it will mount any pre installed file systems to /mnt/sysimage directory and inform you about it.
5) when it put you to the bash shell( #bash3.x>) type chroot /mnt/sysimage
from here on you are dealing with the files in your actual OS files so be carefull.
6)Type "grub" enter
7)At the Grub prompt (grub>) type following in order

root(hd0,0)
setup(hd0)
8)exit from the grub using "quit command"

That's the hard part now we are almost done. just need to reflect this change on the grub.conf

9 ) vi /boot/grub/grub.conf
10) Change the line which has "root(hd x, x)" to root(hd0,0)
11) save and exit from vi
12) your done
now exit from the chroot environment using "exit" command and exit from the rescue mode.

If this Works Please award some marks for me..;-)