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OES SP2 install fails on IBM Blade 8853-AC1

I'm a newbie, so please forgive obvious mistakes in advance.... previous
topics didn't help too much with this one.

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Installing OES Linux on a Bladecenter 8853, the blades have LSI's SAS
controller integrated.

1) Install starts by saying "Cool computer... but 32-bit OS on 64-bit" etc.
Is that a sign this whole exercise is futile?

2) I used RaWrite to put the i586 drivers.dd onto floppy, but even though
the install says it found the driver, it keeps asking for an 'update cd.'

ANy clues, suggestions, how-to's? IBM's step-by-step only applies to
SLES9 SP3 and doesn't help much...

TIA,
~JOhn

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Re: OES SP2 install fails on IBM Blade 8853-AC1

>>> John K. Mes<john.mes@region16.net> 6/1/2007 5:15 PM >>>

>I'm a newbie, so please forgive obvious mistakes in advance.... previous
>topics didn't help too much with this one.


Hang on...lemme fire up my flamethrower... 😉

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>Installing OES Linux on a Bladecenter 8853, the blades have LSI's SAS
>controller integrated.



>1) Install starts by saying "Cool computer... but 32-bit OS on 64-bit" etc.
> Is that a sign this whole exercise is futile?

Perfectly normal on OES. What you're instlaling is referred to as "OES v1" -- based off the 32bit kernel. OES2 (soon to be in Public Beta) has full 64 bit support (built off the 64 bit kernel, yada yada)


>2) I used RaWrite to put the i586 drivers.dd onto floppy, but even though
>the install says it found the driver, it keeps asking for an 'update cd.'

What specifically is it asking for? What drivers are you trying to load (LAN, Disk, etc)? If the install sees the harddisk and it's LAN drivers it's wanting to update, just install the OS and add the LAN drivers later.


>ANy clues, suggestions, how-to's? IBM's step-by-step only applies to
>SLES9 SP3 and doesn't help much...

Doesn't IBM have some sort of equivalent to Compaq (HP) SmartStart? There's a very simple update routine (Linux based, of course... 😉 that takes care of everything from flashing BIOS to installing updated drivers for whatever OS you're running. I'm sure IBM has something similar.
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Re: OES SP2 install fails on IBM Blade 8853-AC1

Don: Thank you for the reply!

>>2) I used RaWrite to put the i586 drivers.dd

> What specifically is it asking for?


I put the LSI SAS drivers (linked from IBM's support site) in the
diskette, since every install say there is no hard disk available. Link
follows:
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?brandind=5000008&lndocid=MIGR-5070042

> Doesn't IBM have some sort of equivalent to Compaq (HP) SmartStart?

Yes, they have the "ServerGuide" but it's completely geared towards
Windows Server 2003 or "Other". As you can imagine, the "Other" support
is not helpful.

I'm gathering my best bet, then, is to wait for OES 2?

I thought getting disk drivers (even LSI's) installed would be easy.... 😉

~John

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