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Old 02-20-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 x86-64 bit SE upgrd 3on IBM x3400 M No Drive found


Trying to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition upgrade 3 x86-64 bit on IBM x3400 M3 gives an error message indicating no drive found.
The Hard disk drive is SATA.

We need this specific OS version as we are going to prepare new server for already existed DB Tier server having this OS.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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have you contacted red hat ?
you are paying anywhere from $340 to $6500 USD per year for the required support contract
You might want to use it

the older RHEL5 ?? point what ?
from the post i am guessing RHEL 5.3 ( 5.9 is current in the 5 series )

will run fine on sata drives

How is this drive partitioned and it's format ?
RHEL5 needs an ext2 boot sector and ext2 or ext3 " / "

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:29 AM   #3
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Why this OS

Thanks a lot for your reply.
1. We don't have support from Red Hat.
2. OS is 5.3
3. We need this particular version:
Currently we have ORACLE EBS. 2 servers for this application. dbTier and appsTier. We decided to replace current db tier server with this IBM. Then cold backup current db and extract it again to the new server. So it should be same OS version with same packages, Other wise it would not work as it has been moved to different OS.
Is there any way to solve it?

Thanks again,
shareef
 
Old 02-20-2013, 04:47 AM   #4
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1. We don't have support from Red Hat.
that could be a problem

you might need software from the RHN repo
see the troubleshooting section of the RHEL install guide

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...stall-x86.html
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by shareefh View Post
Thanks a lot for your reply.
1. We don't have support from Red Hat.
Then you shouldn't be using RHEL, period. If you're in a company environment, and are paying for an IBM server and are planning on putting a server into PRODUCTION, then it makes no sense. Your server will NOT get bugfixes/updates/patches/security releases, and be unstable from the very beginning. It will only get worse as time goes on, and make things much harder to administer and install new software on. Pay for RHEL, or use CentOS instead.
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2. OS is 5.3
3. We need this particular version:
Why? I doubt seriously that any application NEEDS an old version of an OS, especially if that application is current. So...what application are you using that REQUIRES RHEL 5.3???.
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Currently we have ORACLE EBS. 2 servers for this application. dbTier and appsTier. We decided to replace current db tier server with this IBM. Then cold backup current db and extract it again to the new server. So it should be same OS version with same packages, Other wise it would not work as it has been moved to different OS.
Doing a cold backup can work fine..and it can also NOT work. Why not take a dump of the active database, and import it? And if your reasoning for using RHEL 5.3 is to make sure that Oracle works, that's wrong. Oracle is ALSO something you need to pay for or not use...see previous comments about being in a corporate/supported environment re: RHEL. And a newer version of Linux is NOT a 'different OS'. What makes you say it wouldn't work? What have you done/tried? Who has told you that?
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Is there any way to solve it?
Yep...pay for Red Hat support, Oracle support, and use the current versions. Chances are, that server isn't supported by RHEL 5.3 because of how old 5.3 is, and you either need drivers (available from Red Hat WHEN YOU PAY, or from IBM (have you looked?), or the latest version will already have them built in.

Using old, outdated software for a production server is NEVER, EVER A GOOD IDEA. If it's so old that it won't support current hardware, it's time to upgrade.
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #6
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Thanks.
This is what red hat says regarding this issue:

6.3. Trouble During the Installation
6.3.1. No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message

If you receive an error message stating No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux, there is probably a SCSI controller that is not being recognized by the installation program.

Check your hardware vendor's website to determine if a driver diskette image is available that fixes your problem. For more general information on driver diskettes, refer to Chapter 7, Updating drivers during installation on Intel and AMD systems.

check this link out:
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...evicefound-x86

So i think we should ask IBM to solve this issue.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:33 AM   #7
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and BUY a red hat support license
it is required

or migrate to CentOS ( one of the FREE rebuilds of RHEL )
cent makes it easy
see the section
"Migration an existing system from RHEL5 to CentOS 5"
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/MigrationGuide
 
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:04 AM   #8
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Hello John VV,
That's conclude this thread.
Thanks again to you and all other members.

Regards,
 
  


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