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

Installing Linux on a Compaq PL4500

The PL4500 is about the only server I can think of that Linux cannot use the embedded SCSI controller. What this means is that the PL4500 will work with Linux, but you will have to put in a controller card that Linux supports. Ok, let’s make it unmistakably clear that: 1) Linux will install and … Read more

Compiling The Linux Kernel

This is the new Kernel Section (May 2001) and at least the kernel building part is finally completed out in a nice looking manner. The old kernel section has needed help for so long that I decided to finally redo the page correctly. Here it is, enjoy! Required Packages Note: The correct required packages will … Read more

Installing Linux on the Compaq Original Smart Array Controller

Identifying a Compaq Original Smart Array Controller A Compaq Original Smart Array Controller can be identified because it will have one of the following numbers on it: Vendor ID Device ID Name Spare # Assembly # Option # 110e 2040 Smart Array Controller (EISA) 142130-001 002969-001 142055-001 110e 2040 Smart Array Controller (EISA) 181132-001 003596-001 … Read more

Compaq Smart-2/E Array Controller

Spare# 194752-001 Assembly# 194771-001 Option# 194751-001 If you have any comments, questions, or improvements then please drop me a line. Click here to find out how to contact me: contact.html. If you have the Compaq Original Eisa Smart Array Controller then please refer to these instructions located at smart.html. If you wish to learn more … Read more

General instructions for Installing Linux onto Compaq Servers

A fresh install would go like this: Run system erase (WARNING!!! DATA Destructive – this wipes out ALL information on ALL hard drives) SmartStart Manual Installation of Linux (or UnixWare 2 if SS is earlier than SS4.60) SmartStart will configure your hardware – Original EISA Smart Array is manually configured using SCU SmartStart will configure … Read more