Miano, Steven M. Steven.Miano at
Mon Sep 24 19:44:11 UTC 2007

I have 2 Power Edge 1950's running on 6.06.1 LTS

I had to do a lot of fiddling in order to get it straight, but this should get you done:

        Title: Dell Power Edge 1950 set-up for Ubuntu installation.

        Issue: In order to install Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS Server edition to the Power Edge 1950's
        an atypical install needs to be completed. If a typical install is completed the end
        result is either a GRUB Error 21, or 22. Occassionally there will be a GRUB Error 17.
        In order to avert these errors, the initrd needs to be adjusted, as does the menu.lst
        which controls the GRUB loader. Pounds signs are used for comments, documentation:

    * Boot with Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS
    * Install server
    * Language: English
    * Location: United States
    * Keyboard: American English
    * Network Firewire: No
    * DHCP network: Continue
    * Hostname: bhngaming(number)
    * Partition: Erase entire disk : SCSI1 (Dell Perc)
    * Partition confirm: Yes
    * Time Zone: Eastern
    * System Clock UTC: Yes
    * New user: Gaming Administrator
    * Account name: gaming
    * password: {some password}
    * re-enter password: {some password}
    * After the CD ejects, fix the initrd, install grub in the right place, fix menu.lst, config networking like so:



      chroot /target

      # fix initrd
      echo megaraid_sas >> /etc/mkinitramfs/modules
      cp /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-server /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-server.old
      mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-server 2.6.15-26-server

      # install grub
      grub-install /dev/sdc

      # change (hd2,0) to (hd0,0) in menu.lst
      grep hd2 /boot/grub/menu.lst
      cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.orig
      sed -e 's/hd2/hd0/g' /boot/grub/menu.lst.orig > /boot/grub/menu.lst

      # exit the chroot

      # unmount /target
      umount /target

      # reboot (optional)

    * Finished: continue

I am using RAID 1 with two 147 gig hard drives, but in any event, any RAID should then work with the PERC. It's a nut to crack!


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