RHE 4 on PE1950 with NO Dell CD

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Fri Jan 26 08:28:12 CST 2007


use a RHEL4u4 disk - this has all required drivers in it

> Hey-
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> I'm just found this list.. thanks dell. I wonder if this question has 
> been asked before, and if it has.. please excuse the newbie-ness of the 
> question.
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> I have several PowerEdge 1950s, and we're trying to install Red Hat 
> Enterprise Server onto these machines WITHOUT using the dell 
> installation and server management CD.
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> We do not like to use this CD because partitioning is difficult, and 
> this CD does NOT allow you to deselect packages, so we're stuck 
> installing a buncha stuff we don't want on our servers.
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> Is it possible to install this way? If I boot off the redhat CD 
> directly, the OS does not find the any hard drives due to it not having 
> the correct driver for the SAS card. I know I can download the driver 
> from Dell, however its a floppy image, and my 1950s do not have a floppy 
> drive. (I've tried a USB Floppy and RHE does not see it).
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> Any ideas, suggestions, comments would be greatly appreciated.
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> Thanks in Advance!
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> - Kris
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