Poweredge 1950 with Debian

Bert van Ooijen b.van.ooijen at van-uden-logistics.nl
Fri Nov 17 03:54:56 CST 2006


I followed your advice and indeed the system is now booting with GRUB, I
made a little partition of 50MB for /boot. I installed with
sarge-custom-0801.iso. Only after rebooting I get now the error  "(hd1,0)
Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS"
I see with fdisk -l /dev/sdc the following:

Device	Boot	Start	End	Blocks	Id	System
/dev/sdc1	*	1	6	48163+	83	Linux
/dev/sdc2		7	17513	140624977+	83	Linux
/dev/sdc3		17514	17769	2056320	82	Linux swap / Solaris

What to do now any suggestions? I also have still a Dell Falsh drive
installed on the system under /dev/sdb.

Thank you in advance for your help

Bert van Ooijen

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Terry Gliedt [mailto:tpg at umich.edu] 
Verzonden: donderdag 16 november 2006 15:44
Aan: Bert van Ooijen
CC: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Onderwerp: Re: Poweredge 1950 with Debian

Bert van Ooijen wrote:
> What is the correct procedure to install Debian linux on a Poweredge 
> 1950 with a Perc 5/i controller and 2 SAS disk in a mirror?
> I'm reading trying, but I can't find the right procedure. I have the 
> wish to install it with Debian Sarge and where necessary to compile 
> the kernel or load extra modules.
> I hope somebody can help me with this.

This is exactly what I did a few weeks ago. The important part was to get a
usable install ISO from


You might want to take a look at the parent directory,
http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/debian/ too.  Anyway, I got my ISO a bit ago and
installed with sarge-custom-0801.iso which worked just as I wanted -- a
standard sarge install as far as I could tell. It was downhill from there.

Terry Gliedt     tpg at umich.edu       http://www.hps.com/~tpg/
Biostatistics, Univ of Michigan  Personal Email:  tpg at hps.com

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