Installation on linux on SATA

Posted on 2008-02-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I cannot install redhat relase 7.2 on HP proliant DL320 series which uses SATA hardisk.I strictly need 7.2 on this SATA enabled PC.Any solution pls answer as earlier as possible
Question by:remeshk
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lbertacco earned 750 total points
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Well 7.2 is VERY old, around 2001 if I'm not wrong (I'm not sure if SATA even existed back then).
I don't think you have many hopes to find a working SATA driver for 7.2.
Probably your best change is to install a recent linux and then run 7.2 as a virtual machine (configured IDE disks) inside that.

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ID: 20873948
hey when u boot from cd

type this command  " linux all-generic-ide noapic "
                                 linux all-generic-ide nolapic

its take time to install the os
after complet the installation you get kerne panic error

u have to boot from rescue mode open grub.conf
edit kernel line

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ all-generic-ide quiet

its work man


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ID: 20928088
Hai srinut31,

I like to know which bootable CD I have to use wheather RHEL5 or RHEL2.1(RH7.2)

Because u r kernel version & grub parameter are belongs to RHEL 5.

 Generally RH7.2 use the lilo as the boot loader.

I guess we have to follow the  lbertacco said solution.

Author Comment

ID: 22098089
Hi lbertacco,

Thanks for your updates. Unfortunately this work had been escalated to higher team so I couldn,t work on this. Your information was very useful for some other cases as well.

Thank you very much.

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