[olug] server install help

Daniel Pfile daniel at pfile.net
Sun Aug 7 06:09:13 UTC 2005

Only buy RHEL if you need the support... Or you really like to spend  
money. Get a copy of CentOS, which is a free recompile of RHEL.

You should be able to boot linux on your proliant. Trying googling  
for the make of the cards in it, or try posting the errors you get here.

-- Daniel

On Aug 6, 2005, at 11:53 PM, A-Wal wrote:

> Hello,
>    Well, I went to the Metro Community College auction, and got me  
> one of their old Compaq Proliant 6000 servers dirt cheap.  It's the  
> dual Pentium III Xeon 500mhz model with 1Gb of ram.  I've gone to  
> the HP website and read all their info on it, but it seems that  
> they stopped supporting it at RedHat 7.  I do in-fact own an old  
> copy of RH 7.1, and was able to install it just fine on the  
> server.  However, as a student at MCC, I can get a student discount  
> license for RedHat Linux Enterprise Server 4 for only $50.  I was  
> thinking about getting a copy to play with on my new server,  
> however, all references to supported hardware under RH ES never  
> mention anything about the Proliant 6000 series.  Well, for grins,  
> I decided to see if I could install a newer version of Linux on  
> this thing.  I started by trying to install Fedora Core 4 on it.   
> Well, it bombed out with a ton of kernel stuff before it could even  
> load the installer.  Then I tried Suse Pro 9.2, got into the  
> installer, and bombed after loading the driver for the scsi array  
> addapter.  All I did for RH 7 was a default install, and it worked  
> perfectly.  I don't see any reason why a 5+ year old version of RH  
> can install without any problems, and all these newer versions  
> crash hard.  I'm a bit worried that I'll have the same results with  
> RH ES if I get it.  The driver Suse tried to load is the exact same  
> one that RH 7 installed by default when it autodetected, but Suse  
> hung hardcore after loading it.  Anyone have any experience with  
> this?  Any ideas why the newer ones won't work?
> Thanks
> Paul
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