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
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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