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Old 07-23-2003, 03:58 AM   #1
RichF
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Install problems on Proliant 2500


I have been trying to install Suse 8.2 on a Compaq Proliant 2500. Booting from a CD, I got as far as:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0

and the system hung.

I've managed to resolve that issue after searching these forums by entering mem=512M as an install parameter.

The installation now stops with:

kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno=2

I undestand this is something to do with the SCSI hardware detection but I don't know how to resolve it. Anyone come across this problem before?

Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2003, 08:56 AM   #2
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I have also had this prob, but was using Red Hat 8. When RH9 came out - the problem went away! It is now my home file server. If I knew more about the changes from 8 to 9, then I copuld give a better answer. Anyone else have this knowledge???

I still have the same problem with my P5000 however.

DT
 
Old 07-25-2003, 03:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I tried Redhat 9 at got a similar error. I then did some more research and tried this:

Linux mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=512M@1M

This also caused a problem so I tried:

Linux mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=490M@1M

The only difference here is that I specified slightly less memory than my system has (512MB)

So it seems as if these errors are down to memory mapping. I would like to understand it better. Can anyone explain this?

RF
 
Old 07-25-2003, 09:52 AM   #4
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Rich,

Can we assume that this last statement actually worked?

If so, I will try this on my 500 ASAP.

Dave
 
Old 07-25-2003, 10:42 AM   #5
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Dave,

Yes it did. But remember to understate your memory.

Good luke

RF
 
  


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