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Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

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Leonardio
Occasional Advisor

Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Hi folks

I tried install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL380 G5 server but didn't work.

So I searched for drivers for Red Hat ES 3.0 - DL380 G5

And theses are the option to download:
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Quick jump to downloads by category...
» BIOS - System ROM
Driver - Lights-Out Management
Driver - Network
Driver - Storage Controller
Driver - Storage Fibre Channel
Driver - System Management
Firmware
Firmware - CD-ROM
Firmware - Lights-Out Management
Firmware - Storage Controller
Software - CD-ROM
Software - Driver Diskettes
Software - Lights-Out Management
Software - Network
Software - Solutions
Software - Storage Fibre Channel
Software - Support Pack
Software - System Management
Utility - Tools
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Which option it is necessary make download, for install the Red Hat 3.0 ?

Thks

Leonardo
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~sesh
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

If you want the drivers for your controller during the RHEL ES 3.0 installation, you need to go for "Software - Driver Diskettes".

Which will give you drivers for the storage controller, which can be used in a floppy to install RHEL 3.

Hope this helps.
Leonardio
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Hi

I downloaded the correct storage controller for my kernell release.

But at installation instruction is requerid.

1 -) boot your Linux machine with CD1 ok

2 -) input the line #linux updates dd ok

3 -) So the installation search the update at /dev/hba .. This is the problem. In the server I haven't floppy. Only USB and CDROM.

How can I install this without Floppy?

Can I copy the "storage controller" to CDROM, and install, using /dev/hba ?


Thks
Leonardo

~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Oh! You need a floppy disk / drive to supply the drivers during the installation. :(

One option that comes to my mind is to use virtual media option through the iLO.

Configure iLO on the server. Logon to the server from a different machine (with a floppy drive). Access the remote console & also attach your systems floppy to the virtual media. Then provide the drivers during the installation. :)
~sesh
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Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

I guess you can use the CD ROM if rawrite or dd can write the floppy image to the CD.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Shalom Leonardo,

The OS when first build was not aware of the hardware and the boot disk lacked necessary drivers.

You must use a very recent update to support G5 hardwear.

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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Hi Leonardo,

According to RedHat you need to be using at least Update 7 of RHEL-3, on the DL380 G5.

https://hardware.redhat.com/show.cgi?id=193671

I'm guessing the CD that you're trying to install from is the base release of RHEL-3, rather than one of the later Updates.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Leonardio
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Hi all

I have other version of Red Hat.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 1)

With this version Red HAT 4 update 1 , it is possible install in DL380 G5 ?

Thks

Leonardo
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems in install Red Hat ES 3.0 on DL 380 G5 server

Hi,

No it doesn't look like it no. You need RHEL-4 Update 3 or later:

https://hardware.redhat.com/show.cgi?id=193667

Cheers,

Rob