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Old 11-22-2006, 07:22 AM   #1
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Instalation Problems With Server


Well here is the server in trying to install linux on a Digital Server. Its is old hardware:

developer.novell.com/yes/42423.htm

My specs differ from that sheet a tad tho:

CPU: 2x PII 266
RAM: 128mb ECC
SCSI Controller: Mylex, Forgot what type
External Stack: 7Hdds, Seagate in Raid 0

I have tried to install lots of differnt distros and all have failed. I have even tried live cds. I dont know anything about compiling or anything like that.

The most common problem i have had is that when i try to install a distro it either hangs at the start or when its trying to detect dhcp. So i took out the Network card and it still detects eth0. So im really confused.

Currnent distro im trying to get working at the moment its Knopix live cd.

And yes i have done a memtest.

ALSO, I have messed up that link above because i cant post links yet.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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I'd go with Slackware (with a scsi enabled kernel). If you get stuck, find nearest GNU/Linux geek or attend a meeting at local LUG.

Also, Red Hat's are notorious to work with such setups
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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I'd go with Slackware (with a scsi enabled kernel). If you get stuck, find nearest GNU/Linux geek or attend a meeting at local LUG.

Also, Red Hat's are notorious to work with such setups
Thanks for the reply. See my friend he lives in perth (120km away from where i live)and he rarly comes down to where i live, so i thought i would try give it a go my self.

We are thinking of giving gentoo ago and manually build it, So well see how that goes.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 08:46 PM   #4
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Yeah, Gentoo can do it. You'll learn a lot about GNU/Linux while building it, too.

But, you can't tell me there's no at least one Linux geek around you
 
Old 11-24-2006, 02:40 AM   #5
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Like rly. There isnt any around. All the pros moved to Perth months ago. And im younger than them thats why i havnt moved there
 
Old 11-24-2006, 07:43 PM   #6
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So, go with Gentoo. It's a fine choice. Just do RTFM while building kernel (which you'll have to do for your SCSI adapter).
 
Old 11-25-2006, 12:55 AM   #7
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A lot of distributions have optinons you can use when you boot hte install CD.. Debian for instance has options to disable APCI and APM which can cause issues with installers freezing before you manage to get anywhere with installing your distro.

If you revisit some of the distros you have tried and use the appropriate options at startup you may just skate by your problem..

For Debian Stable for instance you might use the following at the bot prompt
boot: noapic nolapic linux26
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hese will vary by whatever distro you are using so a bit of reading and searching may be required. also a SCSI RAID controller may require a kernel built to support it.

Best of luck
 
  


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