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Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

luis aragon
Occasional Visitor

Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

dear gurus,

I'm a newbie and installing Redhat Fedora 11 on my brand new HP DL360 G5 server.

I booted the server with Fedora 11 installation DVD and ,when i reach to the HDD partitioning step, i use "Use entire drive" option. There're two drive cciss/c0d0 & cciss/c0d1, both of them are 139GB.

When i click next, there's a small windows showing that it's creating file system on /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 and it keep showing that for 2 days already.

Is there any problem with my installation or my hard drive? normally for creating file system on a new hard drive like my server how long will it take? Is there anyway to make it faster?

I do appreciate for any kindly advice!

Thanks,
5 REPLIES
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

hi,

the first question how many disk are installed inside the server ???

did you setup the raid controller ??

mikap
luis aragon
Occasional Visitor

Re: Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

dear mikap

on my server i have

4 x HP 146GB 10K SAS 2.5 DP HDD

i didn't set up the Raid controller, i leave everything as default and click next only.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

hi,

i think its 2 raid 1 groups created but if we installing the server, we always make the configuration with smartstart cd, and them we are going to install linux, mostly redhat/centos.

mikap
luis aragon
Occasional Visitor

Re: Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

well,

i decided to reset the server, went into BIOS, removed the current raids ( it were 2 raid 1) and created 1 raid 5 instead.

Booting up 1 more time wit Fedora 11 DVD, it detects my drives as

cciss/c0d0 419941 MB

and creating file system on /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 now.

Do you know with that HDD size, how long will it take?

Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Fedora 11 & HP DL360 G5 installation problem

hi,

it will not take so long.

i always use text based installation insead of gui.

mikap.