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Re: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server



Title: Re: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
Levi,

    I don't think that this is exactly what you want.  If you look closely, you will see that LVM is spanning both your array & the IDE drive ( /dev/hdb is your IDE hardrive and it is showing 2 partitions.  You would want it to only have a single partition, /dev/hdb1. Have another go at it and see if you can force the boot partition to consume the entire drive.  I don't have the interface in front of me right now, but I "think" you can do a custom partition setup...

HTH,

-ejb

----- Original Message ----
From: "Kemp, Levi" <lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us>
To: Support list for open source software in schools. <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:50:26 AM
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server

I hate to reply to myself but I’m at a point where I’m afraid to move forward without some input. I cleared the server again with the SmartStart CD. I reconfigured the array; I went with Raid 5 this time instead of Raid 0. I had already installed the IDE hard drive, but the SmartStart said the server did not support fixed disks on IDE. Well I decided to try installing Fedora anyways, low and behold the HD is present in the drive configuration of the Fedora setup. So basically I’m going to list how it is being setup to see if it is correct.

 

LVM Volume Groups

            VolGroup00                                                                   61376

                        LogVol00           /                       ext3                  59840

                        LogVol01                                   swap                 1536

Hard Drives

            /dev/hdb

                        /dev/hdb1          /boot                 ext3                  102

                        /dev/hdb2          VolGroup00       LVM PV            9437

            /dev/ida/c0d0

                        /dev/ida/c0d0p1  VolGroup00       LVM PV            52062

 

I’m not sure if the formatting will stay on that so I apologize now if it is hard to read. As far as I can tell it is doing exactly what I want. The /boot in on the hard drive, the / is on the array, and so is the swap. Is the rest of the hard drive being left alone or added to the / ? If anyone has time to help me on this I’d appreciate it, like I said, I’m still new to Linux in general so I’m still new to drive types other than fat and ntfs.

 

Levi Kemp

Technology Specialist

Bolivar R-I School District

417-328-8943

lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us


From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kemp, Levi
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 8:18 AM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: 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

 


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>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> -----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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