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Linux Installation on HP Server

By puravc ·
We have a HP DL380 G4 server and we are trying to install RHEL 2.1 Advanced server. This combination is certified as mentioned on HP site.
We have downloaded the drivers for Smart Array 6i and have created a drivers diskette and booted from the OS cd. It asked for the drivers, we inserted the floppy and loaded the drivers and the OS was installed successfully. However, once the installation was complete, the machine did not boot and hung at "Attempting to boot from Hard Drive (C:)". We have surfed the net for all possible help but could not find anything. It seems that the drivers are getting loaded at the time of installation but once installation is done the OS is not able to use the drivers anymore.
It would be great if anybody can provide an insight into what is happening and how can it be resolved.
Many thanks in advance.

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by x10nd In reply to Linux Installation on HP ...

Hello,
When booting get into the non-interactive boot, and disable / enable any service, it should be clear whether it is from the driver point or os point.

Jean

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by puravc In reply to

If I understand what you are trying to say corectly, enabling/disabling a service would be possible only when the OS has started. But in our case the OS does not boot at all.
Thanks.

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by x10nd In reply to Linux Installation on HP ...

Hello,
When booting get into the non-interactive boot, and disable / enable any service, it should be clear whether it is from the driver point or os point.

Jean

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by Jaqui In reply to Linux Installation on HP ...

during the boot options screen, try adding init 1 before it starts loading the initrd.

this will disable 90% of devices and should allow single user mode to run.
if not, then you'll have to re-install.

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