Installing Ubuntu Server on HP ProLiant DL140 w/o CD
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Tue Mar 29 16:19:52 UTC 2011
On 29 March 2011 17:02, J <dreadpiratejeff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:50, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com>
> > On 29 March 2011 16:16, J <dreadpiratejeff at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:08, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I have two HP ProLiant DL140's without CD's and am wondering whether I
> >> > need
> >> > to use HP SmartStart or whether I can just boot PXELinux and then
> >> > Server ?
> >> > Aaron
> >> You can PXEboot the installer and do net installs. The kernel and
> >> initrd for doing PXE should be in the install dir on the ISO image.
> > So I don't need SmartStart ?
> I don't know that you do, if you're using it in your Infrastructure
> already, then it may be better to use that.
No, I have never used SmartStart before. Someone said that HP severs have
security issue and need SmartStart to install OS'es, but I don't know how
true this is, might just be FUD.
> I just know that you can
> PXE boot the installers like you can any other linux distro without
> needing a provisioning system. I'm not terribly familiar with
> SmartStart, though.
> >> You can also use USB sticks to install server (since you only have two
> >> of them to do that may be easier and faster than setting up PXE)
> > DL150 G3 does not boot from USB according to documentation.
> Ahhh.. doh. Scratch that then... :-)
Its an old system.
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