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(Partial) solution: Woody on Proliant ML35 G3 (smartarray 641)

Hello everybody,

First, the solution, thanks to Matt Taggart:


The story:

In February, I ask on this list how to install woody on a
HP/Compaq Proliant ML350G3 with:

- 2 CPU (Xeon 3.06 GHz) and 2 GB RAM
- hardware RAID (smartarray 641)
- giga NIC (Broadcom 5702/NC7760)

The archive of the post is:

The woody install disk has to have a >= 2.4.21 kernel with
cciss driver built-in.

People on this list adviced me to build a custom woody install
CD with the boot-floppies package. I found valuable information
at http://wiki.osuosl.org/display/LNX/Debian+on+Dell+Servers.
(I can see that this page has got more infos since February)
I tried to build myself a custom boot CD but fails on the size
limit of 2.88 MB of the boot-floppies.

Matt Taggart, on the link above, has released a woody boot CD

- 2.4.25 minimal kernel
- cciss driver as built-in
- tg3 driver as module

The woody install was smooth on my box. Thanks Matt!
Of course, the job is now to build a custom kernel
to replace the minimal kernel, or to use a backported
kernel-image as he recommends.


Emmanuel Halbwachs              Labo. de Photonique et Nanostructures
tel      : (+33)1 69 63 61 34                             CNRS UPR 20
fax      : (+33)1 69 63 60 06       Route de Nozay F 91460 Marcoussis

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