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Old 07-23-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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Problem Installing Suse 10.3 on a Compaq Proliant Dl380 G1 Server

I am installing Suse 10.3 on a Compaq Proliant Generation 1 Sever

Specification server:
Compaq Proliant DL380 Generation 1 Server
Dual Pentium III 733/133MHz with 256 kbyte Cache
512MB Ram
Integrated Smart Array Controller
Three 9.1MB pluggable Hard Drive

In the installing process I receive this message:
An error occurred during initrd creation
kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-26.22.5-31 default
initrd image: /boot/initrd-26.22.5-35 default
root device /dev/ida/c0d0p2 (mounted on/ as ext 3)
device ida!c0d0p not found in sysfs
script /lib/mkinitrd/setup/ failed!

When I click on Ok, the only option after the error, the server restart and display this message:
root (hd0.1)
file system type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz
default root=/dev/ida/c0d0p2
resume=/dev/ida/c0d0p1 splash=silent showopts
[linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00,size=0x1831d8]
initrd /boot/initrd-
Error 15:File not found
Press any key to contunue

If I click a key I return to the same page.

Can some one help me solve this problem.
I am new in Linux.



Last edited by watafisi; 07-23-2008 at 07:39 PM.
Old 07-26-2008, 07:20 AM   #2
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Dear Watafisi,
SuSE 10.3 could not be installed on my Asus laptop either, not at all; but SuSE 11 is beautiful, and worth a little expense, trouble or time. It works fine on the same computer, and seems far superior to Vista. So excellent!
Good wishes...Nityanandi
Old 07-26-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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Dear Nityanadi,

I will download Open Suse 11 and try it. I don,t know if you suggest to work only with the commercial version of Suse 11.

Thank you,

Old 07-26-2008, 08:14 PM   #4
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I too had a ProLiant (ML570) which i couldn't install SuSE on. It has something to do with the raid controller that is built into the chipset. I even upgraded it to a Compaq SmartArray 5300 (Ultra2 160) and still no go.

If i can make a couple of suggestions:

Beginner Server:
WWW, Gateway, Firewall, FTP etc.
Clark Connect --
Based on CentOS and is very easy to administer (web based admin)

Advanced "Do It Yourself" Server:
Any server app you choose
CentOS 5.2
Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Hope this helps!

Old 07-28-2008, 08:55 AM   #5
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suse 11 installation

Really good news, because you will probably love it. After many Linux distros, i have to feel that SuSE is the finest.

No...not a commercial version. Just download it for your architecture, or "noarch", no architecture, works on all.

You made me very happy that i posted, because you will have good luck.

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openSUSE 11 has to be the best. At least for me


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