lilo Debian on DELL Poweredge 1400 sc
ola at borgou.net
Wed Dec 18 11:19:01 CST 2002
>Before I being, I'm going assume that you have never installed Debian on
>a PowerEdge before. Don't take it personally. :-)
You are right but. I need to do that.
>You can download a set of floppies that will contain the necessary
>drivers for the your PERC card. Pick an appropriate mirror for your
>Then find the following folder:
>You will find a few .bin files. Check the kernel-config file for your
>hardware. Specifically, you are looking for one/both of the following:
I tried all this yet and only the following line helped me after 2 days
"Read the Woody errata at http://www.debian.org/~blade/install/preload/ <http://www.debian.org/%7Eblade/install/preload/>."
The problem now is not how to begin the installation. It seems that the
boot partition is after the 1023rd cylinder of the disk ( that's wrong
: the boot partition is the 2nd one, just 10Mo, after the Dell
Utilities' partition ) But I know that the disk /dev/sda is a logical
one because of the raid: RAID1
>I located the AACRAID in the compact folder. It all depends on your
>When installing debian, and it comes time to do the kernel and modules,
>be sure to pick the floppy. You want that kernel so that your system
>You can use a CD to install the rest, or do as I did and install from
>the Internet (we have a local mirror for debian).
Let me tried it. I 'm making debian mirror but my Internet connexion
is not good. So it comes slowly now I use a CD to install Debian
>I've put together a small tutorial that I have yet to finish at:
>I'm sure it's somewhat out of date now, but the general idea is there.
>Glad to see another user who likes Debian on this list. Good Luck!
I'll take a look
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