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My company just picked up a Dell Poweredge 4300 dual PIII 450 system. Does anyone have any suggestions or has anyone had any problems getting a Linux Distro to run on it? Only reason I ask is because we have a Proliant 1600 that we never were able to load a Linux OS on.
I believe, don't quote me yet, that our server says the same thing on boot.
If I remember correctly, all we did was go into the Hard Disk Configuration and set to hardware raid 5. Then put in Fedora Core 1 boot CD. After installation, it still says "SCSI BIOS not installed" but we are not using the disks in a SCSI configuration so we don't care bout SCSI BIOS. I'll check next time we reboot to make sure, but I am almost 100% certain.
We just came into two poweredge 4300 servers at work and had the same problem. Dell quit updating the BIOS, so it is an old style and shows each SCSI bus separately. The last SCSI bus on boot is the one that controls the HD's. You should press cntrl+M to set up your RAID configuration. We were able to install Fedora 4, but not Fedora 5. Fedora 5 did not include the SCSI driver that we needed.
I am new to this forum and to linux in general
I have been playing with it for about a week now and have learned allot an been frustrated moore coming from a windows user for 10+years
i believe i will love it moore after i learn the syntax
hope you can help me the NOOB
I also have a dell PowerEdge 4300
when i got the machine i had to go into the bios and tell the system to scan imbedded devices first i still get the scsi bios not installed but it boots with out having to hit the F1 key
the only real problem i am having is getting the OS ( Ubuntu ) to recognize the second processor