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Old 05-24-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
Fotiman
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Dell Utility Partition - Can't access it after RHEL4 installation


Hardware:
Dell PowerEdge 1425 SC with 2 SATA hard drives

Problem:
After installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES, I can no longer get the Dell Utility Partition to boot by pressing F10 when the system starts. I suspect it has something to do with the way I partitioned my drives or something to do with GRUB, but I'm not sure exactly what.

With a clean system (no OS), I can install the Dell Utility Partition and press F10 during boot to access the utilities.

Next, I install my Red Hat. During the install, I can see the partition with the Dell Utilities listed (in Disk Druid). I leave that alone. Next I create a /boot partition, ext3, on the first hard drive. Now the first drive has 2 partitions and a bunch of free space. Next, I create a Software RAID partition on the first and second drives, and then make a Software RAID device (/dev/md0) from the partitions. This is the swap drive. Next, I create a Software RAID partition on the first and second drives, and then make a Software RAID device (/dev/md1) from the partitions. This is the / drive. Note that I never selected the checkbox to make a partition the primary.

Linux boots with no problems, but now I can no longer access the Dell Utilities. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have no problem reinstalling everything (which I suspect I'll need to do).

Thanks,
Peter
 
Old 05-24-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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D'oh! I didn't meant to post this in the Hardware list. My apologies. I'll repost in the appropriate list.
-Peter
 
Old 05-24-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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Closed. For future reference, if a post is in the wrong forum, simply click on the "Report this post to a moderator" link and ask that it be moved. Thanks -- J.W.
 
  


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