[TriLUG] Dell 2400 and Linux
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:10:59 -0500
Robert Wagoner wrote:
> There are several possibilities here, depending on how the setup was
> Do you still have a utility partition? Run fdisk /dev/sda to make sure
> it still exists.
Yes, in fact when I boot from the Utilities CD and go to create it again
it says one already exists, do I want to update it?
> If you let the Red Hat installer take the entire drive, it would have
> deleted the Dell utility partition.
No, I partitioned it by hand and left the existing partition in place/
> If the utility partition is intact, you may still have a problem if
> it's not flagged bootable in fdisk.
Ah! Good point. I'll have to check this out.
> Typical installs flag the /boot partition as the default one to start.
> You can change that,
> but grub and/or lilo trickery may also be needed.
Boo! OK, this puts me on the right track at least.
> Tell us more about your configuration, and I'll see if I can help.
> (Mine is Oracle8i, RH7.2, dual-CPU PowerEdge, happy, happy)
PowerEdge 2400 dual CPU, 1 GB RAM with RH 7.2. Using the servers to
boot diskless xterms via tftp and then use as a file server.
> >>> email@example.com 2/20/02 1:41 PM >>>
> I have some Dell 2400 servers that I plan to deploy with RH 7.2. I
> run into a small problem with the Utilities paritition on these
> machines. I create the partition and I can boot from it fine. I
> Linux and I can no longer boot from it. I don't know if that
> something or what. Have any of you run into this situation?
> Janyne Kizer
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CNE-3, CNE-4, CNE-5
Systems Programmer Administrator I
NC State University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Extension and Administrative Technology Services
Phone: (919) 515-3609