DELL pre-installation Red Hat release for PE 2550 withPERC3/Di RAID

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at
Wed Mar 20 02:18:01 CST 2002

Anoop Mavath wrote:
> I Have 120 Dell PE 2550 with Radhat 7.2 various kernels running.
> 2.4.7-10 I installed Redhat 7.2 retail release and installed with no issues.
> 2.4.18 I had recompiled kernel for applications to access whole 3.7 GB memory. Wont work with raid controller( I didnt try hard tho since I am averse to the raid controller. Takes way too much time to initialize and hangs some times). So I pulled them out and use SCSI directly.
> Yes the machine hangs during boot process once in a while. Only a reboot will fix it. Can some one from DELL comment on this??

The patch to access the 3.7Gb of virtual memory does not do wonders.
It's a hack
that you often can get away with, but absolutely not always. There are
known issues 
(and deadlocks) if you have high end raid cards or 3D video cards. Also
if you have
big kernel modules you can get into problems.

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