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RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 and PSP 7.21

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RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 and PSP 7.21

Installation of PSP 7.21 not work on RedHat Entreprise Linux 4

# uname -r
# ./

The HP ProLiant Linux Deployment Utility requires source code
for the 2.6.9-5.0.3.ELsmp kernel be available for building and installing
certain drivers included in this bundle.
The directory, /usr/src/linux-2.6.9-5.0.3.EL, is either missing, or is empty.

Kernel source code may also be made available via NFS from a
remote system.

Do you wish to continue? y

The 7.21 release of the HP Linux Deployment Utility
does not include support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10

rpm -qa |grep kernel


Thank You for your assistance

Gary Cantwell
Honored Contributor

Re: RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 and PSP 7.21


You could also post this one over in the Linux Category:

The experts there will have some suggestions for you,

Hope this helps,

Michael Garner_1
Honored Contributor

Re: RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 and PSP 7.21

It appears that the contents of your /etc/redhat-release file have been altered. The contents of the file must be:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux xS release 4 (Nahant)

where the x is AS, ES, or WS.

The important words that we key off of are
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux" and "4" in fields 1-4 and field 7 of the /etc/redhat-release file. From the text above, the version field is being found as "10" instead of "4". If these don't match, then we will look in the wrong place for the kernel source and if we don't find it will print the message above from our install shell.

The significance of the "4" in the version is that in RHEL4, Red Hat moved the kernel source from the
/usr/src/linux-`uname -r` directory
to the
/lib/modules/`uname -r`\build directory. So to support RHEL3 and RHEL 2.1, we must look in one place for the kernel source and in another place for RHEL4.

If you still have the problem after updating the /etc/redhat-release file, attach the output of the the "bash -x" command to this forum post and I'll take a look at it.

Michael Garner
Linux PSP Developer
Occasional Contributor

Re: RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 and PSP 7.21

Thank You

I Have installed oracle 10g and the file redhat-release it's now ok
#Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant)

The variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL for oracle 10g has been so modified
I have reset this variable
The installation of PSP 7.21 on the RedHat RHEL4 it's now OK on DL360 G4

Thank You
Hristo Benev
New Member

Re: RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 and PSP 7.21

The procedure with changing redhate release file works also for my CentOS 4.3 installation.
Also I needed to create a symbolic link pointing to kernel sources actual path is : /usr/src/kernels/.

If somebody from HP is interested to include CentOS support I've attached redhat-release file for CentOs 4.3