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Installing / Booting Redhat EL5 on Blade P series

 
Michael Grad
Occasional Visitor

Installing / Booting Redhat EL5 on Blade P series

Hi all,

I try to install Redhat EL5 on my nes Blade, we have BL35p, BL45p and BL20p connected to a EVA3000 SAN. First I tryed to install Windows with boot from SAN, this works good now. Now I try to install Redhat ES5 on the Blades. This don't work. After the installation, where everithing looks fine the system reboots and didn't find anything to boot from. Even when I booted in the rescue mode, no data where found on the disks. On no of the Blades. Then I added local disk to boot. The same situation, but on the local disk of the BL45p I could found the just installed system. But there was no way to boot this system.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Installing / Booting Redhat EL5 on Blade P series

Shalom,

Sometimes you need a bios update to run Linux.

As a matter of fact you probably need a bios update on those BL45P systems before installing Linux 5.x

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Richard Pomerleau
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing / Booting Redhat EL5 on Blade P series

We are experiencing similar problems installing RHEL 5.1 on a BL25P. We are using NFS for the builds. Initially the build cannot find the ks.cfg file on NFS (see attachment). However, pressing to the and then , it takes off. It may also be necessary to have the NFS mount command look like "mount -o nolock". Without the "-o nolock" it just cannot connect.

So, where does the BIOS update live for these blades? Anyone have a URL?
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing / Booting Redhat EL5 on Blade P series

BIOS can be down loaded from the hardware vendor's site like www.ibm.com.

Provinding the model details takes you to the right direction

Richard Pomerleau
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing / Booting Redhat EL5 on Blade P series

Thanks! Found the latest firmware updates and applied them successfully. No change. We can get along with things as they are, it is just not "clean". Thanks again.