PL 1600 Debian

SmartStart 5.0 system erase manual install set date/time (I set to GMT time rather than local time) sys cfg cfg Smart-2/DH install F10 partition SmartStart 5.0 completes Boot to Debin 3.0 net install CD (10MB) Welcome/continue cfg kbd/us preload modules from floppy/skip ALT+F2 pop in floppy with cpqarray.o on ext2 from drivers.tgz mount /dev/fd0 /mnt … Read more

PXE Server Setup – whitepaper

Linux PXE Server This whitepaper will describe how to set up a pxe server. Hardware Required: HP ProLiant Server, 1 or 2 Network ports, disk space on the network for ISO images. The software components that make up a pxe server are the dhcp server and the tftp server. These components can be on separate … Read more

Automated Installation of Red Hat Linux 7, 8 and AS 2.1 via PXE

This document discusses the automated installation of Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, and AS 2.1 via PXE. Overview of kickstart: An automated installation of Red Hat Linux is performed through a process called kickstart. A kickstart file is a collection of instructions and keywords that the Red Hat Linux installer, called anaconda, uses to … Read more

Setting up PXE Server

Red Hat 8.0 PXE server, etc. on PL2500 Red Hat 8.0 – default custom install First let’s set up date and time as I like accurate logs: vi /etc/ntp.conf server 172.16.0.5 vi /etc/ntp/step-tickers 172.16.0.5 chkconfig –level 2345 ntpd on service ntpd start ntpq -np or ntpq -p Disable ipchains and iptables, pick one of the … Read more

Red Hat 8.0 Custom CD

Since these questions keep appearing on the anaconda-devel list, I decided to start capturing some of them and documenting them here: The following is from Robert Day: comments about the following while i finish the rest of it? **** Overview This is a quick and dirty guide for how to create your own customized Red … Read more

Guided Installation of RedHat 6 on Compaq Smart Array Controller

Step by Step Installation of RedHat 6.0 on a Compaq Server using a Compaq Smart Array Controller RedHat 6.0 (no updates) SmartStart 4.40 PL1600, SA221 2 1GB drives set as Raid 0 (didn’t have bigger drives to test with) This document is under construction. This document walks through an installation I have performed. Information provided … Read more

Proliant 1500 and RedHat 6.2

HW: PL1500 / dual 166MHz E12 8/17/98, 96MB mem, cdrom at id=6 Compaq Original Smart (EISA – SP181132-001) in slot 6 Compaq Netflex-3/P (PCI 169811-002) in slot 7. SW: SmartStart 4.70, RedHat 6.2 ftp install Update System ROM to 8/17/1998 using SP6224.EXE System Erase using any SmartStart CD (used Sys Erase v1.56) 16384 KB OK … Read more

Installing Linux on a Compaq PL2500

My PL2500 will not see all the memory installed… – or – My PL2500 is taking forever to install… If you have one of those two questions, then this document is for you. The Linux won’t autodetect the amount of memory you have on the PL2500 so you will need to declare it. Read on … Read more

Configuring Compaq ProLiant Servers without using SmartStart

Downloads The necessary components can be gathered from the following locations (Choose 1 location from each category.): Sys Erase – Compaq System Erase Utility Download: http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/locate/2543.html Disk Builder program which is available on the SmartStart CD-Rom Main Menu of the SmartStart CD-Rom SCU – Compaq System Configuration Utility Download: http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/locate/1950.html Disk Builder program which is … Read more