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Old 06-03-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
gillesmario2000
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install CentOS 5.1 to HP proliant GL3600 G5


hi, I just get my new server HP PROLIANT GL3600 G5; and I would like to install CEntOS on it: please, can I have some document or site who describe how to install CentOS 5.1 to my server please? and describe how to implement the RAID
 
Old 06-03-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
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Hi there Gilles,

I recommend you get your hands on a copy of the Linux Administration Handbook by Nemeth et al.

Look here:

Link to Amazon

Do you have CD of OS yet? If not, try here:

Downloads@CentOS.org

After that, do some searches on installing! To be honest, CENTOS is a breeze, it goes very well. Linux doesn't work well with hardware RAID, so you may have a problem there. It does software RAID very well though, and that is described eloquently in the book I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Best of luck!
 
Old 06-05-2008, 06:38 AM   #3
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excuse me ; i have already buy this book but he don't resolv my problem ; if somebody already have do it please help me tanksss
 
Old 06-05-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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Did you even bother looking online?, its right in the centos wiki on how to install it
http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5....llation_Guide/
 
Old 06-05-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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gillesmario, can you please tell us what you've tried so far? Installation of CentOS itself should be pretty straightforward, so is your main problem with the hardware raid?

I couldn't see a GL3600 G5 on HP's site. Is that the correct model number (I'm no proliant expert though)?
 
Old 06-06-2008, 07:24 AM   #6
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Does the server have a hardware RAID controller?

If it does spin the smart start disk that came with it and install the OS from there. (i believe you will need to pick RedHat from the list as CentOS is not available).
 
Old 06-08-2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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Gilles, I believe the trouble you may be having is to do with the fact that if you have a Hardware RAID controller, CentOS will not pick that up immediately!

What you may have to do is go into the BIOS setup page prior to bootup in your server, and enable ACHI emulation. Then you also have to make sure that your boot order has CD/DVD before HDD.

You should then be up and going! I have several Fujitsu Siemens servers that CentOS was having big trouble with until I tried this fix. Let us know how you go!

If you find something else works for you, please post solution, so others can find it!
 
Old 06-09-2008, 07:53 AM   #8
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correction

please, excuse me I have to do somme mistake; it is hp proliant DL360 Generation 5
 
Old 06-09-2008, 09:59 AM   #9
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Still do you have the smart start disks that came with the server? They will allow your CentOS to see the RAID...

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Does the server have a hardware RAID controller?

If it does spin the smart start disk that came with it and install the OS from there. (i believe you will need to pick RedHat from the list as CentOS is not available).
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:23 AM   #10
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yae my server have a hardware RAID; how can i implement it?
 
Old 06-10-2008, 10:08 AM   #11
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Still do you have the smart start disks that came with the server? They will allow your CentOS to see the RAID...
Forgive me for jumping into the middle of this, but I ran across this thread searching for hints on installing CentOS 5.1 on a DL360 G5 machine like the original poster. Since gillesmario2000 hasn't progressed too much, let see if I can move this forward with my steps and question.

My machine has the P400i RAID controller that has 2 disks in a 1+0 array and 4 disks in a type 5 array.

* I boot the machine with the SmartStart 8.00 X64 disk.
* I select my language and accept the License Agreement to get to the SmartStart Home page.
* I click the Deploy Server button and then the Continue button. RHEL 5 does not show up in the list of OS's; only Windows 2003 and 2008.

If I boot from the CentOS install DVD, the OS doesn't see the 2 arrays as hda & hdb as I'd hoped. I assume there are drivers in the ProLiant Support Pack to enable this since RHEL 4 & 5 are in the list of supported OS's, but have yet to figure out how to get to that point.

So, is RHEL supposed to be supported via automated installation and if not, how do I get the installation process to see the 2 arrays already defined?


Thanks for your help,
Cary
 
Old 06-10-2008, 11:44 AM   #12
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strange i have RH5 and CentOS 5.1 running on DL-360s and DL-380s with out problems. Check bios for the RAID card compatability and then check HP website for the driver for the RAID card
use the Red Hat Drivers they should work with CentOS

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&lang=en&cc=us
 
Old 06-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #13
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strange i have RH5 and CentOS 5.1 running on DL-360s and DL-380s with out problems. Check bios for the RAID card compatability and then check HP website for the driver for the RAID card
use the Red Hat Drivers they should work with CentOS

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&lang=en&cc=us
Thanks for the link watcher69b.

Did you do an assisted install from SmartStart or a manual one? If you did manual, when you you slip the RPM into your install to get it to see your array(s)?

Also, I'm dumb or blind...I can't seem to spot the anything in the BIOS for the RAID card compatibility that you and irishbitte have mentioned. Can you clue me in to some of the labels/headings/sections? I have a P400i card that I see is supported.

Thanks,
Cary
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:11 PM   #14
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Let me check what type of card i am running when i get back to work in the morning. I dont remember off the top of my head what we had to do, but i believe it was a smooth install. We have been using images for a while so it has been a fresh install.
I will see if i have the documentation and can post that tomorrow as well...
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:33 PM   #15
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OK, I got it...it was as easy as all the other installs...

I did a manual install using the DVD of recent CentOS. I had seen an error when running Anaconda before and stopped. This time I read it better and told it to continue. (it was just the partition tables not valid since there was nothing on them before). After I continued, I could then see the 2 arrays as c0d0 and c0d1 and do the install.

Thanks for the pointers,
Cary
 
  


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