My problem is that I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 x86_64 DVD ISO on Supermicro X7SBI server with installed Adaptec RAID 3405 controller.
I created RAID 5 array and is working fine (adaptec status says Optimal) but I can't install CentOS to that array (1.5TB size).
Whenever I try to install with: linux dd
I'm asked for a driver, which I have downloaded from Adaptec site and extracted contents to USB drive (in installation found as /sba1) which has now a lot of IMG and some ISO files on it.
I try to load (I simplified names) RHEL5.img, CENTOS.img... with x64 names (one exact name: aacraid driverdisk-CentOS-x86_64.img) and I always get the error message: "No devices of the appropriate type were found on this driver disk"
This is going on for a week now and I can't find the right driver or something I'm doing wrong to get install done.
I installed on a Intel SR2612UR Server with integrated LSI Expander and a Adaptec 5805Z controller a Raid 6 Array with 12x 2TB Drives (2 ext4 Partition: 16TB, 2TB), but I get very poor read speed depending on the blocksize that I set it vary between 130 MB/s and maximally 170 MB/s which is really poor for a Raid 6 Array of 12 drives, on a similar Dell Server I get above 650 MB/s. The Adaptec Controller has the latest Firmware installed.
I'm installing a file server on Lenny (Samba on RAID5, nothing exotic)
First, I installed on a basic SATA drive, to check everything else in the system was recognized correctly. Success.
Then, I added my 3405 Adaptec board, with a 3 drive RAID5, and reinstalled, still on the lone SATA disk.
Install runs ok, shows correctly the 3405 board, detects the logical drive alongside with the SATA drive. Smooth. I install Lenny on the SATA drive, planning to use the RAID5 for later partitioning and data storage. During install, the SATA disk is shown as SCSI-1 and the RAID5 disk as SCSI-2. Again, install completes correctly.
But on reboot and after selecting the default config, the system complains it can't find /dev/sda1!
If I remove the 3405 board, Lenny boots fine.
Is the presence of the Adaptec board and RAID5 drive changing the numbering of the disks, so that the SATA disk is no longer seen as /dev/sda1 ?
The installer can't see my raid controller (I assume) as I'm getting the following error:"Error opening /dev/mapper/isw_jbhgjgjj_Vol0: No such device or address"It just sees them as 4 individual drives: sda, sdb, sdc and sdd.Please note that I have set up the RAID 5 in the controller bios interface and the image name is Vol0, which it seems that it tries to load but for some particular reason it can't.I have also tried different bios settings and nothing worked.
I need your help urgently. I will shortly install Centos 5 on a HP DL380R05 E5420 Server with two HP 146GB 10k 2.5 SAS HP SP hard disks running hardware RAID-1. I am a newbie on CentOS, please advise me:
1. Do I need a Centos RAID device driver for hardware RAID-1 on the HP DL380R05 E5420 Server? 2. Should I use Centos i386 or Centos x86_64 in this case? Which one: CentOS 5.2 or CentOS 5.3? 3. Does Centos support Embedded NC373i Multifunction Gigabit network cards?
The following is my server's hardware configuration:
HP DL380R05 E5420 2GB Base AP Server(1) Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5420 Two Embedded NC373i Multifunction Gigabit / 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) PC2-5300 Fully Buffered DIMMs (DDR2-667)/HP Smart Array P400/256MB Controller /Rack (2U)/Hot Plug Fully Redundant Fans Standard Two HP 146GB 10k 2.5 SAS HP SP HDD HP 1000W IEC C14 Cord RPS Kit
Am installing Fedora 10 on an old but good server that used to be a windows box. It has 2 sata disk raid level 1 on adaptec 2410SA card. Disks are clean no info even did a low level format and recreated RAID.. twice DVD boots and installs os on raid array and reports success. new volume appears under computer icon but cannot be mounted after reboot attempt reports Reading physical volumes. This may take a while... (it doesn't)
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found Unable to acces resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01) mount: error mounting /dev/root on /ysroot as ext3: No such file or directory input: PS/2 Generic Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4
and then a blinking cursor with keyboard echo but its just copying reboot with install DVD does not show previous (unmountable) disk image and repeat of above process increases operator need for alcohol have "disable write cache for drives" as I found that is a post but after fedora install.I do not know what grub is for instance but once linux is booted (on other computers) I can muddle through ok in terminal mode.
I'm trying to setup CentOS 5.4 x86_64 on a new machine but am running into problems. The machine is: CPU: Intel Core i7-860 RAM: 4GiB DDR3 Motherboard: Intel DQ57TM When booting from the disc, I get to the initial splash screen but almost immediately after that, I get a kernel panic.
None of the lines leading up to it mean much to me so I'm not sure what to copy here but the last line says: <0>Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
I am busy to do some tests using the Adaptec 1430sa hardware raid controler .I started the setup by generating the raid 1 aray and it worked ok .I did the regular setup of Cent Os 5.5 64 bits all worked ok but the system do not boot .When I start the box it enter the minimal grub screen .I tried to install a first time on the MBR like suggested and how it need to be done for soft raid setup .nd I tried to install it on the first cluster from the boot sequence like possible on second choice
I am in the process of building a new server on an Asus P5QPL-AM motherboard and an Intel E8600 processor.explain to me the difference between the two versions and what would you recommend.Also, is there any advantage of SATA over IDE hard drives?
I tried install Centos 5.2 (i386) on Dell PowerEge 2950 server with SAS RAID disk (RAID 5 on PERC 6/i created from six HDD, 1 TB each). I never installed Centos on a disk over 2 TB. I find out that i need use gpt instead mbr. I tried use rescue mode + parted but after rebooting I got message "Can't boot from from GPT partition" whet tried install. But when the space is partitioned by installer, I can't boot up.I got msg PBR not found. My ask is: "Can I boot directly from GPT partition? If yes how do it?" Or even better "How to install centos 5.2 on disk bigger than 2 TB?"
What are the things that i need to do to be able to install CentOS 5.3 on RAID 1 drive.I have tried to install other OS like Ubuntu 9.10 and lower and they all work fine.Problem is that, during the initial installation, it could not find any drive therefore i could not proceed with the installation.
I installed VMware server on my CentOS 5 machine. I had problems getting that working. Then I installed VMware Workstation. That worked fine. Then I tried using VMware server, but apparently VMware Workstation deleted some of VMware Servers files. So, I uninstalled VMware Workstation. Then I tried to reinstall VMware Server, but rpm complains package VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64 is already installed
I'm working on a new server and it has an Nvidia SATA array controller with 2 250Gb SATA drives configured in a hardware array. When the first screen comes up I'm entering the option Linux DD for it to prompt me for the drivers but nothing ever happens. The screen says that it's loading a SATA driver for about 15 minutes and then the screen clears and has a plus sign cursor on a black screen. What am I doing wrong? The only driver that came with the HP server are for Redhat 4 and 5 and SUSE, will any of those actually work?
This is my first post, I hope I'm the the right place. I installed mysql mysql-server php-mysql perl-DBD-mysql libdbi-dbd-mysql via "yum install -y" on a server running CentOS 5.3 X86_64 The install completes successful with no errors, but once I start mysqld via "chkconfig --level 35 mysqld on" ; "service mysqld start" There are no errors in /var/log/mysqld.log netstat shows mysqld listening on 3306 and localhost is in /etc/hosts
I have an i5 Thinkpad running Windows 7 64-bit. VT is enabled in the BIOS. I have installed vmware server v 2.0.2 but am unable to install Centos 5.5 x86_64 as a guest OS. The steps that I followed are as follows:1. Created a new VM, specifying RHEL 5 64-bit as the intended guest OS (per vmware documentation - Centos is not available as a selection2. Downloaded all 8 iso files for Centos v5.5 64-bit3. Modified the CD/DVD drive to 'connect at power' and use an iso with the path pointing to the x86_64 iso 1 of 8When I power up the VM, the console window displays 'ISOLINUX 3.11 2005-09-02 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin' and nothing else. The installation splash screen never appears. As a test, I downloaded the first of 7 iso files for the 32-bit version of Centos 5.5 and pointed the CD/DVD drive to that iso. In that case, the installation starts as expected. I would really like to get the 64-bit version installed and running.
I'm trying to get a Digi Edgeport/8 working under x86_64 CentOS 5.3. This is a USB to serial conversion box that takes a single USB port and breaks it out into 8 DB-9 serial ports. We're running the 2.6.18-128.el5 x86_64.
This box has worked fine on many systems for us from RedHat 7.3 to Fedora Core 5 from everything back to the 2.4.20 kernel up to 18.104.22.168. On the CentOS box, in /boot/config-2.6.18-125.elf, the following is set:
i like to use my DVB-C Card KNC-One on Centos 5.5 x86_64. But i cant get it to work. on a 32 Bit Centos this is working like a charm. I tryed several different kernels together with the video4linux-kmdl
At the moment i am using this kernel: 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.centos.plus
Our server is a CybertronPC I2XV9080 Imperium Tower. It is equipped with a supermicro X7DVL-I Motherboard and Quad 750 GB SATA2 RAID edition hard drives in a raid 5 array. We tried to install Centos on the Raid5 array with Device-Mapper as the LVM. In the BIOS SATA Raid was enabled and the ICH RAID code base option was set to [Intel].
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM V22.214.171.1242 ESB2 RAID ID Name Level Strip Size Status Bootable 0 Raid5 Raid 5 64KB 80GB Normal Yes 1 Raid_5 Raid 5 64kB 2000GB Normal Yes[code].....
Can I have multiple level raids across the same array or would that lead to problems as above? Is the root cause of my problem the fact that intel raid5 is not supported for Linux as based on the following link http:[url]....
I have been trying for a few days to install CentOS 5.4 on an IBM x306 and I cannot get it to properly handle the Adaptec Embedded SATA HostRAID Controller. I have been working with Linux for a few years, but this is new territory for me. I typically use Debian-based distros, but I did some research on the IBM site and found out that RHEL is a supported OS for this machine. So, I decided to give Cent a try. I have some experience with Fedora, so it's not totally foreign to me.
Anyway, I'm a bit confused. Using the IBM RAID utility, I set up a mirrored pair of 1GB SATA HDDs. When I run the Cent installer, it sees the pair as a single array. I am able to partition the array and complete the install, but when I boot into the OS, it sees the drives as 2 separate devices, sda and sdb. I can pull either one of the drives and boot with a single disk, but it doesn't seem to behave as a mirrored pair. If I make changes on sda, they are not replicated to sdb. Also, I can't use the cli or GParted to format the existing space on the array. I get an error either way. I believe this is because Cent doesn't have a driver for the RAID controller, but I don't see why it would work in the installer, but not the installed OS.
My next approach was to start over and attempt to run "linux dd" at the start of the installation. I tried to find the driver for the controller on the IBM site so I could load it when prompted, but couldn't find a newer version than RHEL 4 Update 3 (I'm assuming this would coordinate with CentOS 4.3). I tried it anyway, but when I select the floppy during the setup, it tells me it's not for this version of CentOS. I read several times that there are .img files that might help me in the 'Images' directory of disk one, but I only see diskboot.img, minstg2.img, and stage2.img. I don't think any of these are what I'm looking for. I thought there was supposed to be a drvblock.img or driverdisk.img.
My hardware is Tyan 1834 (VIA Chipset) dual P-III and 512 MB Adaptec AHA-2940AU SCSI card with 3 Seagate drives ATI Rage 128 AGP Video card
Tried to install CentOS 5 but did not locate any hard drives (No drives listed at Partition Step)
Was able to install CentOS 4.4 and it located ATI card, and installed successfully and runs.
However, trying to upgrade to CentOS, also fails and does not find any hard drives (same error) (also say "no video found, assuming headless" - but output still shown to screen - using 'linux text' install)
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/_common/linux/ - lists Linux "supported distributions" including CentOS 4.0/4.2/4.3 - but no mention of CentOS 5 (or could that page be too old?)
Want to use as test platform for custom software development, but it must match existing production machine CentOS 5 platform... (Cent OS 4 could introduce a significant difference)
I am brand new to this forum! I have spent some time on other Linux forums but based on my usage of CentOS I figured that it would be best to come straight to the pros. I've been using CentOS for a while now, mostly as a web server. Actually I use it as the base and installed Parallels Plesk Control Panel.
Anyway I want to setup a VPN and so far I haven't found any real solid documentation on how to do that! Yes I could install DAG/RPM Forge but what I really want to know how to do it from scratch. What I mean by scratch is that I want to download the tar.gz package from openvpn.net and then build it as required. I don't know much about building or compiling a package so that is why I have come here for help! I am guessing that I need to compile openVPN with openSSL and probably a few other packages... I could use openSWAN but I don't want to.
In the system-config-display the system sees the video card but when you look in the Configuration tab it is running on the vesa - generic driver.I downloaded the latest driver from ATI for x86_64 Linux and after I ran it there was an error that it could not find X-server:
I've a Centos 5.1 server on S5000vsa Intel board with 6 bay HD in raid 1 mode (2 HD), and working fine until I've decide to make a yum update. Today the Centos is 5.4 but seems necesssary to upgrade the megasr driver for the raid function (i.e. , is not possible to contact the raid firmware trought Web Console 2). I've download the last megasr driver from Intel and I follow the instruction to upgrade the driver with s.o. installed, but when I start the server and choose via grub the new img boot file, the display show :
megasr.ko invalid module format -1 and stop. The linux version is the same in the machine (uname -a) and from the driver (2.6.18-164.9.1.el5). Another question : in Intel instruction spoken about megasr.o , but on img file I found a megasr.ko . I think instructions referre to old linux 2.4
I'm setting up a raid 5 on several hard disks with a layer of lvm on top for good measure.I know the recent kernels support growing software raid, but since centos runs 2.6.18, I wanted to make sure it'll work. Does the centos kernel support growing raid devices?
I have DELL R310 server with PERC 200H controller and RAID 5 configured already.This is my first time I want to install CentOS and seems like a new challenge for me I've read some articles on Wiki and posts on this forum and didn't find any information how to install CentOS on RAID 5.I only noticed that if there is fake or software RAID1 it should be switched off and made by OS configuration.I think PERC 200H is separate controller so RAID 5 is hardware RAID, is there anybody who can confirm ?My problem is that when I try to install CentOS it doesn't see any hard disks ... I looked for drivers on DELL web site and there is driver for Red Hat 6. I tried to install it using linux dd command but it doesn't recognize. Is there anybody else who met such problem ?