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morganf16
09-Aug-2013, 20:31
Hi

I have a new HP Proliant DL DL360p Gen8 and I am having trouble installing SLES 11 sp3 on this server using the ISO image @;

http://download.novell.com/Download?...BiB4~&ref=suse


Can not seem to boot off the HDD when trying the initial boot after installation!

When I run system crash & repair seems to indicate a problem with the Kernel! This is a new machine and according to HP the hardware is fine but this does not solve my issue

Does anyone have a step by step guide to install this OS on this server ... seems that HP and SUSE should have a link somewhere?

How can I check that my drivers are up to date especially the RAID controller and such? Is there a special configuration of the RAID controller to install SLES 11 ?

Thanks

smflood
09-Aug-2013, 22:54
morganf16 wrote:

> I have a new HP Proliant DL DL360p Gen8 and I am having trouble
> installing SLES 11 sp3 on this server using the ISO image @;
>
> http://download.novell.com/Download?...BiB4~&ref=suse
>
>
> Can not seem to boot off the HDD when trying the initial boot after
> installation!
>
> When I run system crash & repair seems to indicate a problem with the
> Kernel! This is a new machine and according to HP the hardware is fine
> but this does not solve my issue
>
> Does anyone have a step by step guide to install this OS on this server
> .... seems that HP and SUSE should have a link somewhere?
>
> How can I check that my drivers are up to date especially the RAID
> controller and such? Is there a special configuration of the RAID
> controller to install SLES 11 ?

Does your server have a Px2x series Smart Array controller? If so, have you
seen
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03764422&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=5177953&prodTypeId=15351
?

As for HP and SUSE guides, please see
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/os/certification.html?var1=DL360p%20Gen8

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

morganf16
12-Aug-2013, 09:40
Hi Simon,

I have checked the version of the image I have which is 1.4.88


I will check the other links here and also will run a repair report and post to see if anything stands out

Thanks in advance

morganf16
12-Aug-2013, 12:11
morganf16 wrote:

> I have a new HP Proliant DL DL360p Gen8 and I am having trouble
> installing SLES 11 sp3 on this server using the ISO image @;
>
> http://download.novell.com/Download?...BiB4~&ref=suse
>
>
> Can not seem to boot off the HDD when trying the initial boot after
> installation!
>
> When I run system crash & repair seems to indicate a problem with the
> Kernel! This is a new machine and according to HP the hardware is fine
> but this does not solve my issue
>
> Does anyone have a step by step guide to install this OS on this server
> .... seems that HP and SUSE should have a link somewhere?
>
> How can I check that my drivers are up to date especially the RAID
> controller and such? Is there a special configuration of the RAID
> controller to install SLES 11 ?

Does your server have a Px2x series Smart Array controller? If so, have you
seen
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03764422&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=5177953&prodTypeId=15351
?

As for HP and SUSE guides, please see
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/os/certification.html?var1=DL360p%20Gen8

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

Hi Simon,

Making some progress here ...

I have made 2 partitions ( 1 for OS - 2 disks(Raid 1); 1 for data - 6 disks Raid (50) )

I am now getting the following error when trying to boot from the Hard Disks

Grub Loading stage 1.5
Grub loading, please wait ...
Error 21

Any ideas ??