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Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

DeepakKat
Advisor

Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

Hi,
I am working on this DL380 G3 (xeon x2 ) server.
I would like to install Debain5 OS.This server is purely formated with BIOS only. I put the Debian CD(ISO) in, on the power up it is not recognizing the CD type(iso file).
I tried to look for software pachtes for debian (http://www.hp.com/go/debian), but nothing much is available.
I think debian is fully supported by DL380 G3.

Have you face this problem before?

7 REPLIES
wobbe
Respected Contributor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

I believe Debian is only supported on G5 en G6 servers. Your better of using CentOS.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

hi,

centos is very well but if you like to use the advantageds of debian, i would try to use ubuntu server on the machine.

if its working on ubuntu, check wich drivers/modules, they are using and try to make your own debian installation medium.

mikap
DeepakKat
Advisor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

Hi Mikap,
Ubuntu ISO format will recognized by server??

main problem is server doesnt recognised the cd format(i.e iso)..

do I need update firmware or change the bios setting ??

Cheers,
Deepak
Elko
Frequent Advisor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

It is strange it does not recognize iso image...
Do other images works, eg. centos, ubuntu at all ?
Can you boot from debian CD when placed to some other server ?
I would try to burn new debian iso image ( please use 4x speed --lowest one ) and ensure image is correctly written.
At least it should boot, and start installation

Hope this helps

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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

hi,

you nned to create a bootable CD directly from,

iso image, or if you have ilo configured, you will be able to mount the iso to the virtual cd/DVD drive.

mikap
DeepakKat
Advisor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

Hello Expert,
Debian is supported by DL380
http://wiki.debian.org/HP/ProLiant

I burn a cd for smartstart7.2, to configure the system..so I can install the Linux..

but still I can not manage to recognize the iso format..

Cheers,
Deepak
DeepakKat
Advisor

Re: Debian for Proliant DL380 G3

Hello Experts,
Fianlly I changed the CDROM and now Server can read the debian CD.
In DL380G3, I have only one hard drive and hence Raid0 is default in Logic drive(array controller).
Following webiste states that "DL380 G3-->
SCSI-Raid-1,Raid-5-->
Working 100% perfectly; Raid setup using Raid Bios option while booting
"
Ref: http://wiki.debian.org/HP/ProLiant

1.Does it mean that I need one more hard drive to install the debian.
2.Does it need more then one harddrive to install Debian on Proliant server ?