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RE: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server



Thanks Petre, I hadn't really paid much attention to the partitioning till now. I finally got an IDE hard drive in, of course now it's stuck recognizing the array as the boot device. Guess I'll have to run the SmartStart CD again.
 
Levi

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From: k12osn-bounces redhat com on behalf of Peter Scheie
Sent: Tue 4/17/2007 9:45 AM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server



Put / on the array, too, as /usr and /var will be where most of the traffic takes place.

Petre

Kemp, Levi wrote:
> Ok that makes more sense. Now I just need to get an IDE hard drive in
> that case and use it for /boot and use the SCSI array for /swap and
> /home. That doesn't sound too complicated, the worst part will be
> getting the drive in the server. Thanks.
>
> Levi
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
>> Behalf Of Peter Scheie
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:20 AM
>> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
>> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
>>
>> You will get the faster speed of the SCSI drives: booting from an IDE
>> drive is just to
>> start the process and load the driver for the SCSI array.  Use the IDE
>> disk for /boot
>> and put everything else onto the array.  You might even be able to get
>> /boot onto the
>> array, but that takes more wrestling with grub.  Since /boot isn't
> really
>> read after the
>> system is up and running, putting that onto the IDE disk would be
> simplest
>> and still get
>> you what you want.
>>
>> Petre
>>
>> Kemp, Levi wrote:
>>> Well I was hoping to be able to use the faster speeds of the SCSI
>>> drives, but I guess I can just use them as storage. Thanks for the
>>> advice.
>>>
>>> Levi
>>>
>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]
> On
>>>> Behalf Of Steven Santos
>>>> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 3:58 PM
>>>> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
>>>> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
>>>>
>>>> Easy answer: install another boot device.
>>>>
>>>> For whatever reason, you can't boot to the RAID array.  I have had
>>> enough
>>>> RAID issues in the past to know that sometimes it just won't work.
>>> Keep
>>>> hunting down why, but to make it just work install another boot
>>> device.
>>>> Install a cheep IDE drive, bootable USB stick, something, anything
>>> else
>>>> that
>>>> you can use to boot to the point that Linux can use that RAID
> array.
>>>>   _____
>>>>
>>>> Steven Santos
>>>> Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
>>>> Email: Steven SimplyCircus com
>>>>  Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
>>>>        Newton, MA 02462
>>>> Phone: 617-527-0667
>>>>   Web: www.SimplyCircus.com <http://www.SimplyCircus.com <http://www.simplycircus.com/> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
>>>>> Behalf Of Kemp, Levi
>>>>> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 4:35 PM
>>>>> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
>>>>> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Well, after installing a PCI video card I was able to get through
> an
>>>>> entire installation. Both NICs were recognized; even the raid
> array
>>> was
>>>>> seen and used as it had been setup for just one drive. I rebooted,
>>> the
>>>>> server tried as always to PXE boot then asked me to hit H to boot
>>> from
>>>>> the hard drive. At which time it then told me Non-System disk or
>>> disk
>>>>> error. There is nothing in the floppy or CD drive, or even the
> tape
>>>>> drives. Anyone have a thought as to what may have gone wrong? I'm
>>> about
>>>>> to give up on this server, I was hoping that with maxing the RAM
> in
>>> it I
>>>>> could get a decent LTSP set up for nearly zero cost as we have
> more
>>> than
>>>>> enough iPaqs for clients and this server is just collecting dust.
>>>>>
>>>>> Levi
>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]
>>> On
>>>>>> Behalf Of Dan Young
>>>>>> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 10:54 AM
>>>>>> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kemp, Levi wrote:
>>>>>>> Has anyone installed K12LTSP or any distribution on a Compaq
>>>>> Proliant
>>>>>>> 3000 before? I finally got the Array straightened out and forced
>>> it
>>>>>>> to boot to a CD, but now in the installation itself I am left
>>>>> viewing
>>>>>>> maybe 50% of the screen. Is there a way to adjust the resolution
>>> in
>>>>>>> the installation? Or should I start over and go command line
>>>>>>> installation? This is so annoying, making it boot to CD again
>>> will
>>>>>>> pretty much cause me to start over. I'm considering installing a
>>> PCI
>>>>>>> video card, in case that is the issue. Any thoughts?
>>>>>> Either try "linux vesa" or "linux text".
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Dan Young <dyoung mesd k12 or us>
>>>>>> Multnomah ESD - Technology Services
>>>>>> 503-257-1562
>>>>>>
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