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FreezEy 04-18-2006 11:30 AM

This just doesn't make any sense!
 
NO HARD DISK! this is what it says

No hard disk drives could be found. Make sure thye are cabled correctlty(which they are) and are turned no before the system is started. You may have to change driver settings when you start the system with a command at the "boot:" prompt, or you may have to load a driver that is in a loadable module to solve this problem.

now the PC is a Poweredge 2500.. and i have no idea what the hell debian is talking about right here..

pljvaldez 04-18-2006 12:43 PM

What kind of drive is it? If it's SATA, you might have to use linux26 at the boot prompt to use a 2.6.8 kernel as Sarge uses 2.4.XX as default. Or maybe try the Etch installer which should have 2.6.15.

FreezEy 04-18-2006 03:47 PM

they are Ultra - U320 SCSI drives there are 3 of them

pljvaldez 04-18-2006 03:54 PM

Did you try using the 2.6.8 kernel or using the Etch installer? Maybe it's just what debian says, a driver issue with whatever kernel you're using.

farslayer 04-18-2006 03:58 PM

Ahh a DELL SERVER

There are several projects available to address that issue.. the problem is the driver for the controllers used in the Dell Servers not being part of the stock Debian kernel.

http://wiki.osuosl.org/display/LNX/D...n+Dell+Servers

Quote:

The debian-dell-2.4.31.iso should support the following Dell products:
[PowerEdge] 2600

Several new updates to this ISO:

* Based on Linux 2.4.31 kernel
* SATA support with Jeff Garzik patches
* AIC7YXX driver support for much newer SCSI controllers.
* PERC4/Di controller which requires the latest megaraid2 driver
* aacraid, e1000, eepro100, tg3, aic79xx as well.

You can check for more info on Dells Linux site.. http://linux.dell.com/blog/

FreezEy 04-18-2006 06:25 PM

Is this ISO a full install or just some kind of boostrap thing? Do I boot with the normal debian 3.1 install CD then tell it to use the dell-2.4.31 iso CD for the kernel?

pljvaldez 04-18-2006 07:04 PM

Looks like an installer to me. It probably does a netinstall and/or gives you only a base system. Then you have to apt-get your way to the rest of the programs. Not that I'm an expert, but I still think the regular sarge installer should work using linux26 at the boot prompt.

FreezEy 04-18-2006 07:10 PM

ok i got thanks alot guys..

farslayer 04-18-2006 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pljvaldez
Looks like an installer to me. It probably does a netinstall and/or gives you only a base system. Then you have to apt-get your way to the rest of the programs. Not that I'm an expert, but I still think the regular sarge installer should work using linux26 at the boot prompt.

Nope linux26 will not work.. but you could compile your own kernel with the proper device support and setup a netinstall iso that will use that 2.6 kernel.. and let me know if you do cause I will want a copy :) I've been looking for a installer with a 2.6 kernel for the Dells


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