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RedHat 7.0 on PowerEdge 2500

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Hi,

I am trying to install RedHat 7.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 2500 box and am having no luck. The box has got Perc3/Di. I have configured RAID 1 on the available 2 SCSI Drives from the Container Configuration Utility (CCU). Then I let SCRUB sync' the drives. I reboot the box with the supplied OpenManage Server Assistant CD, go to server setup, configured RAID 1, reboot with the same CD, prepare partitions, only to find that on the list of RH versions, there's no 7.0 support. Nevertheless, I got hold of 7.2 CDs, reboot with the 7.2 CDs as the instructions say. Now I proceed with normal RH installation, but it gives an error just after confirming my locale, time and keyboard type, saying no recognised devices to install OS on. I guess this means the OS isn't recognising the RAID 1 SCSI setup? What am I doing wrong? How would I install RedHat 7.0? Any documented step by step instructions on how to go about this?

Thanx in advance for the help.

Kiri
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by:wurtter
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Kiri,

I was just searching around for you and it *looks* like you might need to use the RedHat CD's provided from DELL. Here is the web page where you can get the information:

http://www.dell.com/us/en/esg/topics/linux_004_technical.htm

Or... It is could be possible to use a special boot floppy from Dell:

http://support.us.dell.com/us/en/filelib/download/index.asp?fileid=R28814

Hope this helps... I had similar issues trying to install RedHat 7.3 on a Compaq 1850R server.

/*Raj*/
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Kiri,

I was just searching around for you and it *looks* like you might need to use the RedHat CD's provided from DELL. Here is the web page where you can get the information:

http://www.dell.com/us/en/esg/topics/linux_004_technical.htm

Or... It is could be possible to use a special boot floppy from Dell:

http://support.us.dell.com/us/en/filelib/download/index.asp?fileid=R28814

Hope this helps... I had similar issues trying to install RedHat 7.3 on a Compaq 1850R server.

/*Raj*/
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by:chaduka
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Hi wurtler,

I managed to install 7.0 after using the aacraid drivers for RH6.2 available from the dell support site (http://support.euro.dell.com/za/en/filelib). These drivers also work for 7.0, smoothly. 7.3 looks like it has the proper drivers.

Thanx a lot.

Kiri
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