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Old 10-19-2007, 01:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Redhat Enterprise 4 on Dell Optiplex 320

Hi All,

I am trying to install Redhat Linux Enterprise 4 update 2 on Dell Optiplex 320 Dual Core workstation but I am getting hang on problems. System is brand new with SATA Drives. I have used following switches too but problem is still there.

linux acpi=off
linux noprobe acpi=off

Your urgent help in this regard is highly appreciated..
Old 10-28-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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exactly the same problem. i have tried to install Redhat Enterprise 4 on Dell Optiplex 320 but i failed. i think the problem related to the sata devices ( CD-ROM, HardDrive ). any idea regarding the subject?
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khan222 : Please try with RH EL 5.2
You seem to have it, ref. your
second thread.

Will probably have less problems
with your SATA.

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If you must use RHEL 4.x, go into the Dell BIOS and tell the SATA controller to use ATA mode instead of native AHCI. That will make the drive appear as a normal IDE drive to older OS’s. I have to do the same thing with Dell Precision 690 workstations at times when I must use RHEL 4.6. After you have the OS loaded, you can go back and reset the SATA controller to AHCI.

A better solution is to use a newer distro such as RHEL/CentOS 5.2 if possible.


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