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Proliant DL580 installation problems

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Proliant DL580 installation problems


I am pretty new in this field, so the following questions might be easy to solve...

I purchased recently a DL580, dual Xeon 700 MHz, 1024 Mb ECC Ram
5800 SCSI card
4 disks 18GB

I tried to load the server install CD, this works fine.

To install an operating system is really hard.

Redhat 8 : fails after unpacking core
Suse10 : Kernel panic, can't load root fs
WinXp(+sp1) : fails loading kernel
ubuntu6 : CRC error during unpack
NT : I can reach the lines for selecting the disc controller, however after loading the driver, it claims there are no drives.
win 98 : I tried to fdisk and format the drive, this is successfull.
I cannot boot from it.

Can someone tell me
a) Which OS i should use
b) which settings i need for the serverinstalldisk.

Many thanks,

kevin poole_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant DL580 installation problems

These are the versions that HP lists as compatible:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions
» Microsoft Windows Server 2003
» Microsoft Windows 2000
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)
» SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
» SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
» SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
» SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
» Novell NetWare 6.5
» VMware ESX Server 3.0
» VMware ESX Server 2.5
» SCO UnixWare 7
» SCO OpenServer 6
» Sun Solaris 10 x86 Platform Edition