Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2004, 04:56 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, RHES
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
Dell Poweredge 2400 + Suse 9.0 (or: Why doesn't it remember the driver module!)

After the spending the past few weeks feeling my way through setting up Linux on a test machine in the office, I got set the task of setting up an old server, a Dell Poweredge 2400 / 533 to run as a webserver. On the test machine this was a piece of pie. We'd chosen Suse for a distro primarily because we use Novell backend, and with Novell owning Suse we figured we might get better support in the future.
So.. I stick my nice Suse disk in the drive and start the install process, only to discover it can't see the RAID controller. If you hit an abort it takes you to the old YaST1 interface, from which you can specify a custom controller to load. I quickly discovered aacraid.o is the module / driver I need to access the SCSI RAID.
So there I am, happily installing the software after spending 10 minutes customising the install to ensure it only loaded what I really needed. As is the norm with Suse, once it had finished the first disk it wanted to boot the installed system ready to continue on with the next disks. It rebooted.... and fell over. Can't read the SCSI RAID. Yup, even though I'd specifically asked it to load that module, it doesn't add it to the initrd that it installs. Smart. Stuffed server. After digging around I discovered that you need to do an update disk, so I created one. Now either I'm stupid or I stuffed it up because that made about zip all difference (I learnt from my mistakes this time.. just did the bare minimum graphical install to save time).

Has anyone had any success in installing Suse 9.0 onto a Dell server, and tackled similar issues?

For the record, RH9 installed fine.

Last edited by Garp; 04-02-2004 at 02:48 AM.
Old 04-02-2004, 02:48 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, RHES
Posts: 57

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

I take it no one has any advice / suggestions?
Old 04-02-2004, 05:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3+18.3, MX-17
Posts: 4,185

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
No, sorry .

Old 07-09-2004, 10:22 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
you must first run de Openmanage Server Assistent CD from Dell. There you can make your raid 5 complete to work.

Then run the setup again!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Configure a PowerEdge 2400 with SuSE 9.1 - Step by Step ServerStorm SUSE / openSUSE 4 08-16-2007 02:30 PM
Dell Poweredge sc420 NIC and SUSE 9.1 estruble Linux - Newbie 2 04-14-2005 06:02 PM
Configuring PowerEdge 2400 with NEC 466 SCSI CD-ROM ServerStorm Linux - Hardware 15 04-06-2005 12:59 PM
Dell Poweredge 2400 FreeBSD 4.10 SMP problem makko *BSD 5 01-18-2005 11:04 AM
Dell Dimension 2400 AC'97 Chipset Driver for Fedora Core 2 locolodo Linux - Newbie 15 09-03-2004 04:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration