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Duffs
Regular Advisor

Linux install on Blade server

Hi,

I am having issues installing Linux RHAS4 (64-bit) on a BL860c class blade. For some reason the vMedia will not pick up the installation disk locally so I have resorted to using a USB connected external cdrom drive. The blade boots into EFI mode but when I type 'map' from the shell I am unable to view any fd devices and therefore cannot progress with the install.

I have used the same procedure for HP-UX and EIF picked up device fd0 without any issues. According to release notes the version of RH I am using is compatible. Someone out there must have installed Linux RHAS4 on blade servers before?

Rgds,
D
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TY 007
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux install on Blade server

Hello Duffs,

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4 for 64-bit Intel Itanium):
https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/channel/downloads/Download.do?cid=2887

Login & Download Latest RHEL 4 Update 5 iso images, should be workable.

Thanks
Andrew Young_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux install on Blade server

Hi Dufs

You will need at least update 4 in order to get it to install from CD. Earlier versions do not have the correct drivers.

The other option would be to use a kickstart file and deploy it using the standard blade deployment technology.

Regards

Andrew Y

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes
Duffs
Regular Advisor

Re: Linux install on Blade server

The Itanium (IA-64) vesion of Linux has been ordered, I am confident that this will install successfully.
Thanks,
D