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Old 06-09-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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Problems with Redhat 7.3 and Dell Poweredge 750 freezing with USB


Hi all,

I am from a windows background and taking the steps to become skilled in linux and hopefully convert the rest of my collegues.

I am just starting out and have been asked to setup Redhat 7.3(for compatibility issues with a piece of software) on a Dell Poweredge 750, Kernel version: 2.4.18-3

The server doesnt have an optical drive or floppy disk drive, so for the installation I used a DVD/CD-RW USB drive.

The installation seemed to be a great success however when the system rebooted it appeared to hang at the section where it detected this USB drive, I powered the server off, restarted it without the USB drive in and the server keep up fine.

However i then needed to give the box an IP address, when i followed the commands from reference material to specify an IP it couldn't find a piece of hardware associated with eth0 namely the NIC.

I consulted a friend who pointed me in the direction of the drives for that card with Linux support.

However as the only means of getting this driver on to the box is through USB , whether it be a flash drive or CDROM I get problems.

When ever i plug in either the flash drive or the CD while linux is up and running the system hangs, if i do it before boot the system hangs at the boot stage.

So firstly I am wondering how i can get either to work to get the drive onto the box and secondly how to install the driver once it is on there.

I know this problem is probably very trivial but as I am a n00b to linux and help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Viper501
 
Old 06-09-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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redhat-7.3 is ancient, i suggest you donate that copy of redhat-7.3 to a museum and get a current copy of Redhat-Fedora-Core-5 or another current distro...

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/
 
Old 06-09-2006, 07:58 AM   #3
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RE:Okie

Hi Okie,

As much as i would love to, i have been told by my boss that this is the version we have to use as it is the only one compaitable with a piece of software he is planning on implementing.

Regards,
Viper501
 
Old 06-09-2006, 08:28 AM   #4
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redhat 7.3..........

Sometimes I think we should all collaborate & write a book called
Quote:
Computers For Managers
I suupose if you were using an MS operating system your boss would want you to use DOS 3.0 !!

Sorry it's getting late !!

Cheers
 
Old 06-09-2006, 08:28 AM   #5
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whenever anyone installs an Operating System on a PC where the OS is older than the hardware there will be serous problems...

good luck as you will need it with redhat-7.3 on anything new
 
Old 06-09-2006, 09:56 AM   #6
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I am just starting out and have been asked to setup Redhat 7.3(for compatibility issues with a piece of software) on a Dell Poweredge 750, Kernel version: 2.4.18-3
You really need to look again at that alleged "compatibility issues".
A newer distro will save you lots of trouble, possibly including security issues
 
  


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