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Old 12-14-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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DELL poweredge 4400 raid machine with debian/ubuntu.


HI,

I am trying to install ubuntu onto the dell machine but i dont' have accompany CD that come alone wih the server (my boss purchase it on ebay lol). Now, linux wouldn't able to detect the precense of hard disk. I know i probably havve to go through the nasty module/kernel compilation process.But i can't even find the source file from dell website.

Can anyone give me some hint on installing debian/ubuntu on such machine?


thx in advance

dav
 
Old 12-15-2005, 09:41 PM   #2
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You can get the full set of 14 CD's for debian from cheapbytes for about $30 or you can download all the iso images and burn them yourself. You will need to boot with the #1 disk to install and load the release.

Hope this helps

Jim Sterling
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:11 PM   #3
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the "accompany cd" refering the dell server management cds. I guess i shall post such question on dell forum rather then linux forum. I do have debian and ubuntu cds but the hardware doesn't detect raid is the main problem.

Thx for the advice anyway.
 
  


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