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Cannot install Redhat Linux in rx2600

 
simon_108
Advisor

Cannot install Redhat Linux in rx2600

Hi,

I have 4 disc of Redhat Enterprise AS2.1 for Itanium OS and I would like to install it in rx2600 server. However, when I input disc 1 and go to EFI mode to boot it, it will load the disc and hang the system. What is the problem about it??

--Simon
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JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot install Redhat Linux in rx2600

Simon:

There appears to be a limitation in the EFI console when booting the Linux CD's; you need a Enablement Kit for Linux CD to build Linux on the server.

Take a look at this PDF:
http://www.docs.hp.com/linux/pdf/5990-8570.pdf

Here is a link to all the release notes and PDF's:
http://www.docs.hp.com/linux/index.html#Linux%20for%20Itanium%202-based%20Servers%20and%20Workstations

I hope this documentation helps. -john
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simon_108
Advisor

Re: Cannot install Redhat Linux in rx2600

Where can I find the Enablement Kit for Linux CD?? Can I download it from internet??
Stefan Stechemesser
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot install Redhat Linux in rx2600

Hi Simon,

if you're already able to boot the elilo utility, then please append "console=ttyS0" to the kernel options if you are installing via the serial console. Otherwise all console output will be directed to the VGA port after the kernel is loaded (this looks like the server is hanging).

Best regards

Stefan
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot install Redhat Linux in rx2600

Hi,

Please check the following link for more details.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?lc=en&cc=us&softwareitem=ux-22935-1

Regards,
Prashant S.
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