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What are my options?

 
Karl Fisher
Occasional Visitor

What are my options?

Hello all,

I recently bought a Compaq DL590/64 from an auction. What are my options are operating systems other than Windows, that are AVAILABLE.
I had Windows 2003 64 bit running, but we have no use for it. It would be great to get a 64 bit copy of Unix/Linux if possible. What are my options?

Thanks.
9 REPLIES 9
Slawomir Gora
Honored Contributor

Re: What are my options?

Hi,

look at page for ia64 linux distribution:

http://www.ia64-linux.org/distros.html
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What are my options?

Hi Karl,
if you are looking for a Unix/Linux OS for dl590/64 you can use only Linux OS.
The supported distributions are:

Red Hat Linux 7.2
All needed drivers, bios, fw, are at:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/70_1263.html

SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 7
All needed drivers, bios, fw, are at:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/72_1263.html

You can also use the current Linux distribution pointed by Slawomir.

I recommend reading the dl590/64 docs also:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&locale=en_US&docIndexId=179911&taskId=101&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=254895

Regards,
Zygmunt
Karl Fisher
Occasional Visitor

Re: What are my options?

Does anyone have a link or know where I can get RedHat Linux 7.2 for the Itanium processor? I can't find it. The link from the first reply only offers the latest 3.0 ES and I did not see my system on their compatibility list.
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What are my options?

Hi Karl,
try to find Red Hat AS 2.1 (based on RH 7.2) for IA64.

Regards,
Zygmunt
Karl Fisher
Occasional Visitor

Re: What are my options?

Alright, so I have SuSe Linux 7.2 for IA64.
How do I boot off the CD? I am new to this type of interface, the server was running WIN2K3 Server and it just recognized it automatically. Do I have to enter anything in manually?
Anyone familiar with the DL590's interface during bootup?
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What are my options?

Hi Karl,
read the doc:
"Deployment of SuSE Linux
Enterprise Server 7 for Itanium
Processor Family (IPF) on
Compaq ProLiant DL590/64
Servers"

http://h200006.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/UCR/SupportManual/TPM_164j-0102a-wwen_rev2_us/TPM_164j-0102a-wwen_rev2_us.pdf

Regards,
Zygmunt
Karl Fisher
Occasional Visitor

Re: What are my options?

Thanks for the document, is was helpful. My problem is that my system is not showing fs2 as a device, nothing for a cd-rom that I can boot from. I know this worked for Windows, any ideas?
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What are my options?

Hi Karl,
here is the doc for different IA64 machine,
but idea is the same I think

http://h200006.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpv38022/lpv38022.pdf

Hope this help
Regards,
Zygmunt
Karl Fisher
Occasional Visitor

Re: What are my options?

Thanks for the help. One of the drives has Windows Server 2003 still on it but two of them do not, when I tried the first time, I had the two drives that were blank inserted. That is when I could not see an fs2. Later I tried inserting the drive that had an OS on it and I could then see fs2, but fs2 was the drive letter of the WIN2K3 drive. It had an EFI folder and an MSUTIL folder. I cannot figure out how to boot from my SuSe Linux CD. Do you think it is a bad CD? I burned it from an ISO image I downloaded.