This week I’ve been busy trying to install Linux OS on our new machine, HP ProLiant ML150 Server.
First I tried to put Mandrivalinux 2010 Spring 32 bit. Installation finished without any problem. But the OS couldn’t load at all.
The problem was exactly the same with the one discussed in this Mandriva forum.
Here are the error messages:
waiting for device cciss!c0d0p1 to appear (timeount 1min) waiting for device cciss!c0d0p5 to appear (timeount 1min) Could not find resume device (/dev/cciss/c0d0o5) Could not resolve resume device (/dev/cciss/c0d0o5) Creating root device. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 22.214.171.124-server-2mnb #1
So I tried their suggestions, bot no luck.
Some other Linux forum suggested to use so-called HP Easy Setup CD. I also tried it, but it works only for Windows installation, the is no option at all for Linux installation.
Then I tried to put openSUSE 10.3 32bit, even worse, the OS won’t install. It says there is no physical HDD.
So seems that the machine’s HDD is simply too *advance* for the two Linux distros to handle ;).
Well, to be honest, my knowledge of server world is kind of limited since it’s just a hobby for me :D.
So, in desperation, this simple idea came across my head: if 32bit OSs don’t know what to do with *advance* HDD, why don’t try to install a 64bit OS?
So I tried to installed Mandrivalinux 2010.0 64bit, and it just worked perfectly! 🙂
Our new machine is now ‘ON‘, finally! Alhamdulillah.. 😀