Intalling RH 7.3 on a PE2450

Gilberto Buentello Ontiveros gilberto.buentello at
Mon Nov 4 16:07:00 CST 2002

For the last step the installation took 40 minutes and was made from CD with
the custom installation. The selected packages they was:X Windows Classic, X
Windos System, Network Support, NFS Server, Network M. Workstation, Software
Development, Kernel Development, SMB Server.

The controller was configured with RAID 1 and the complete space was used
for that array.


-----Original Message-----
From: jason andrade [mailto:jason at] 
Sent: Lunes, 04 de Noviembre de 2002 14:20
To: Gilberto Buentello Ontiveros
Cc: Linux-PowerEdge at
Subject: Re: Intalling RH 7.3 on a PE2450

On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Gilberto Buentello Ontiveros wrote:

> Hi everyone, Recently i had installed RH 7.3 on a PE 2450/PERC 3Si, 
> but the installation took about 40 minutes, I think that was a very 
> long time for RH. Can anyone tell me if this was a troube with the 
> PERC o something else? Aparently RH works well, but i don't like to 
> obtain a surprise in the future.
> Sytem Detail: PE 2450/3Si, 512MB RAM, 2xPIII 866MHz, 2x18GB HD.

Which part took 40 minutes?  Was it a "complete" installation or a
customized one ?

A full redhat install can indeed take a while.  But it is unclear if you are
referring to simply the time spent loading from cds or the complete process?

I've found a `cut down' custom installation of around 300-400 packages
700M) usually takes about 10 minutes on a 2450 with a PERC (RAID1) container
just for the last step (loading packages from cd).



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