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Old 10-02-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Linux SUSE 9 Install Problem

Hello everyone,
I'm a complete newbie to Linux. Basically, I need to install Call Manager version 6 on an IBM XSeries 306M server for testing purposes. For Call Manager to work I need to install a version of Linux.

I have attempted to Install SUSE 9 and Fedora 10 but unfortunately on an IBM 306M it can't detect the Hard disk.

On SUSE 9 I boot from CD. Installation starts but I have to abort becuase it cannot find a hard disk. I then abort which takes me to a main menu screen (Kernel 2.6.5-97-default) with various options.

I press 'Kernel Modules (Hardware Drivers)' which seems the logical place to install drivers. I assume 'Add Driver Update' is the next part of the process. I then have the option to enter text, but this is where I get lost. What file type is the driver? How is the driver intalled?

I think I've found the necessary driver (link below)

However, I just don't know how to update the drivers to allow me to proceed with install.

Fedora 10 seems easier to use, but I have the same problem dectecting the hard drive.

Any advice would be most appreciated.
Old 10-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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First of all I would ask why you have chosen SUSE 9 for an installation. You should use SUSE 10.3 or higher to have the benefits of online updates and ease of use. I am going to suppose that the reason it doesn't recognize your Hard Drive is because your Software is older than your Hardware.
Please indicate what size Processor you have, RAM, Hard Drive size, etc.
I hope this helps,


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