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Old 06-21-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Installation RedHat Linux Enterprise Server 4.1 (release 4.1) on Dell PowerEdge 1900,

I bought new server for and I try to install RedHat Linux Enterprise Server 4.1 (release 4.1) on Dell PowerEdge 1900, but this version cannot identify the raid driver of PERC6/i. And linux cannot detect the hardisk..i try configure the raid bios still unable to install the linux. Whe using the OMAS wizard its stuck on the operating system installation.."invalid cd inserted.. and no Red Hat 4.1

My current Linux version is below

"Linux version 2.6.9-34.EL ( (gcc version 3.4.5 20051201 (Red Hat 3.4.5-2)) #1 Fri Feb 24 16:44:51 EST 2006""

Could some one help me with the installation guide.. Might be i made mistake or miss configure someting..this my first time configure server with RAID function..or my linux version is not support the PERC6/i thanks in adavance
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The Dell Installation and Mangement CD that it ships with expects a specific version of RHEL4 CD which you may not have (especially if you downloaded it on your own or got it from RedHat instead of from Dell).

You do NOT have to install starting with the Dell CD though. You should be able to boot directly from your RHEL 4 CD (disk 1). We've loaded RHEL4 and RHEL5 on Dell PE 1950 & 2950 using the PERC cards so I don't see any reason it wouldn't work on your PE 1900 (the 1900 is the desktop model and 1950 is the rackmount model of the same basic system).

You do need to configure the RAID (PERC) first though. During boot you should get option for interacting with the PERC while it is loading the PERC BIOS.
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I been try but my RHEL still cannot detect hard disk.. Is My linux version is not support the PERC 6/i ? im using RHEL 4 update 3.. I try to install using Dell OMSA but there is no RHEL in selection..only Redhat 4 update 5 and above is available on the DELL wizard...

I try install WindowsServer 2003 R2 SP2 its working and able to detect the hardisk..but when i try install RHEL 4 its still not detect hardisk?

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The best solutions is update the latest kernel or higher platform at least RHEL 4 update 5 to auto detect RAID..



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