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Duffs
Regular Advisor

Linux Install

Hi,

Has anybody installed Linux on a BL860c class blade (Itanium chipped)? I am having difficulty with the EIF picking up the media. I have installed the Linux Smart Setup sofware (ver.4.7.7) but still no joy.

I am installing 64-bit for AMD64 & INTEL EM64T. I think I should be using ia64 version of the OS but cannot locate the iso images.

I have found loads of docs on installing this but none for trouble shooting when things don't go according to plan.

Rgds,
D
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Linux Install

Shalom,

Well the AMD64 version will not work on Itanium.

You need to get access to the IA-64 iso images on Red Hat's site or use the ones on http://www.centos.org

Itaniums will only run IA-64 Linux and thats the only thing that will install on them.

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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Install

Yes, you absolutely need to be using IA-64 bits for an Itanium processor. EM64T/AMD64 is not the same.
Duffs
Regular Advisor

Re: Linux Install

Thanks for confirming that Steven!

Have you any idea if there is an existing RedHat IA64 version?

Thanks,
D.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Linux Install

Yes, it exists. I have seen it on Red Hat's website.

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Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Install

Duffs
Regular Advisor

Re: Linux Install

Hi,

Can anybody tell me if Red Hat Enterprise ver.4 for Itanium is available for download? All I can find is located at the follow:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=346366&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=447687&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2027#1740

Rgds,
Dermot
rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Install

Stepping asside from whether or not RHEL 4 is available for download, keep in mind that (IIRC) one has to use at least Update4 for RHEL 4 on Montecito-based systems such as the BL806c.
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Rob Nolen_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Linux Install

If you have a RHN account you can download it from Red Hat's site.

I don't think it's a publicly available download.