Re: rack servers debian friendly
I FINALLY figured out to do an Alt+F2 at install before partitioning and
"modprobe megaraid" so at least the system will install now. However, the
network cards are whipping my butt. :)
I have a netinst boot disk that I found, for Sarge, designed for Dell,HP
etc. with "odd" hardware - worksa a treat now.
So you have a clue on the Intelligent Pro 10/100 network card that comes
with this beast?
I tried modprobe e100 and modprobe eepro100 still can not recognize it.
Generally speaking, the older Proliants (i.e. pre "DL" etc.) are Thunderlan
(tlan module) and the newer ones are e100.
Even the fibre cards are Intel e1000's :-)
I haven't come across a hardware combination that doesn't follow that rule.
For your information, I currently have, as an example, a Proliant 6500r, 4
CPU, 2GB Ram, 2 x dual 10/100 (Intel e100) NIC's, 1 x Emulex LP8000 HBA, 1 x
1000SX NIC, 4 x 2D/H array controllers with 10 internal 36gb discs, attached
also via fibre channel to a FCAL hub with 2 x 4100 SCSI->Fiber enclosures
each with 12 x 36GB discs.
I had to compile the driver for the Emulex HBA but other than that it all
worked "out of the box" so to speak.