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Old 11-25-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trying to install RHEL3 or 4 sata / raid not found


Trying to install RHEL3 or 4 but the install disc can't find the sata/raid controller for my server. It is a SuperMicro X8SAX model motherboard with the Intel ICH10R SATA Controller. According to the OS compatibility chart on supermicro.com it will support RHEL3 u9 under 64bit and RHEL4 u6 in 32bit. I do have a Xeon W3520 processor which is a 64bit processor. However, the customer has provided me the discs for RHEL3 and 4 sent from their industrial software company that are not labeled as either 32 or 64 bit installation. It also does not show which "update" version it is. So I really have no way to know what install discs I have.

My real issue though is getting the drivers for sata / raid so I can start installing SOMETHING. At the start of the install it asks me to chose a location to install from. I can pick Local CDROM and it will not work. I am using a sata cdrom though. Can someone please help? Sorry if I left anything essential out. I will gladly follow up with any requests for more info.

**UPDATE**
After reading some other posts I tried changing the SATA type in the BIOS. I have 3 options: IDE, RAID, AHCI. I had tried them all with no success. Even after I tried using the included AHCI driver from the disc it would not work.

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Old 11-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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The quickest option would be to obtain the media for RHEL3 U9 x86_64 ... actually, I'd probably use RHEL4
 
Old 11-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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The quickest option would be to obtain the media for RHEL3 U9 x86_64 ... actually, I'd probably use RHEL4
Man if possible I'd rather get RHEL3 on here. It's supposed to be the "most compatible" with the software they use. Where can I get RHEL3 U9 x86_64? Is there any way to see what version of RHEL3 they already have?
 
Old 11-25-2010, 04:17 PM   #4
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In the root of the cd will be release notes files for each update level, see what the highest one is

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Old 11-25-2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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about the only real problem with rhel 3 is i do believe that is is End of Life for the standard support
and that seeing as it is so old it may never install on new hardware


for long ( and short term) use and cost of maintenance it might just be -- by far-- cheaper ( cash wise) to port that very old code to rhel6
 
Old 11-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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In the root of the cd will be release notes files for each update level, see what the highest one is
AWESOME! At least I can find out what I'm dealing with. I'll check that as soon as I finish eating turkey.
 
  


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