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canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

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Homsan
Occasional Advisor

canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

hi all...
i have some trouble with my server .. i cannot install Linux RHEL 4 on rx2620, the installation is frezee on loading initrd.img .
but if i install rhas 2.1 thereis no error.

How i can continue installation with RHEL4 ..??

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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

You're definately using RHEL4 ES (or AS) for ia64?

Which update?

What are the last few lines before the freeze?
One long-haired git at your service...
Homsan
Occasional Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

yes , i really want to install rhel 4 for ia64.
i use update 4 for rhel4 .
in my screen is look like this:
ELILO Boot: uncompressing linux ....Done
Loading file initrd.img....Done

after that ... the server is no process .
if i press alt+f3 the screen look :
....
INFO : trying to mount cd device hda
INFO : mntloop loop0 on /mnt/runtime as /mnt/source/images/stage2.img fd is 10
INFO : support = 0

if press alt+f4 look like :
......
<7> ISO 9660 Extension : RRIP_I991A
<4> Unable to identify cd-room format
<4> VFS: can't fine an ext2 filesystem on dev loop0


Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

Hrm.. It sounds like a bad-burn to the media.

I'd say run a 'mediacheck' on it, but you're not getting far enough :)

The ISO was downloaded, right? If so, download it again, make sure the MD5 hash matches up, and re-burn.

Failing that, try U5?
One long-haired git at your service...
Homsan
Occasional Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

hi ,
i dont thing so ... cause i can install this cd in rx2600 ( ia64 itanium) untl finish.
i try install rhel 5 on this machine , and i got same trouble like rhel 4 .

do u have another idea how to check it ?
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

Sounds like it could be a bad CD-ROM drive on the server...

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Steven E. Protter
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Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

Shalom,

Well if the hardware was broke RH 2.1 would not work either.

Stuart is probably right about bad media.

ANother possible gotchya is firmware. The system firmware may require update prior to RHEL 4 installation.

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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

Looks like SEP & Firmware.

- RHAS 2.1 works on this hardware
- This media works on another (same model) server

So check the storage controller firmware, as well as BIOS etc. firmware. If you can, also compare settings..

(NOTE: I've not used one, so I can't tell you were to look exactally).
One long-haired git at your service...
Oliver Wriedt
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Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

Hi

Could you give it a try with:

ELILO boot: linux console=ttyS0

Maybe it is a problem with the display.

Regards
Oliver
Bill Snow_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

We've seen what seems to be the same thing on rx2660. The RH download distro works just fine, but the HP-provided DVDs give the error you describe to open this thread. Does anyone have any insight?
Pradeep_29
Frequent Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

I am having same problem. Did anyone got it working?

Thx in advance,
Pradeep.
Homsan
Occasional Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

hi ...
i have do this ..
ELILO boot: linux console=ttyS0

but , the screen is still blank . do u have any idea how to setting vga / display from efi ?
dsundar
Occasional Visitor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

I am also having the same problem is there any solution for this?
Dejan Donovski
Occasional Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

I have the same problem with
rx3600 and the HP provided RHEL4 U4 media
provided by HP. Are you sure that the problem
can be solved by downloading the media from
redhat and using those?
Bill Snow_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

The information I got, which hasn't really been confirmed yet, is that the HP distribution depends on having run the Smart Setup CD first, while the Red Hat distribution doesn't depend on Smart Setup at all. Apparently Smart Setup partitions the drive(s) and sets up some diagnostic/recovery infrastructure for the standard HP installation. Smart Setup is at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3346452&prodNameId=3346456&swEnvOID=2027&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ux-22935-7
Pradeep_29
Frequent Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

I got it working. It is console setting problem. You can get VGA working by selecting VGA as Primary console in console type during system startup in EFI menu. I can't reboot the server now so can't get u the exact steps.
Homsan
Occasional Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

finaly .. i can install rhas 5 on my rx2620

my step is :
use the efi shell and make vga to primary console => conconfig [id vga] primary
and then i install linux with efi command promp => elilo linux text console=tty0

with this step , my problem is solve.

Thank's to everyone to help me.
Homsan
Occasional Advisor

Re: canot install Linux EL 4 on rx2620 (AD152A)

thank's