[clug] Debian and an IBM EServer

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Thu Nov 20 18:15:55 EST 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 05:38:18PM +1100, Daniel Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:25:34PM +1100, Telek, John wrote:
> > Does anyone have a Debian install CD that will allow me to install it on
> > an IBM Eserver.
> > It's a 2.4Ghz Xeon with an IBM server raid card in it. Redhat works but
> > I cant use it
> > For my purposes or is there a trick to installing woody 3.0 on it some
> > how.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> >   John
> Sending from one running Woody.
> I think you require the additional driver disk to install
> ips.o (The IBM Raid driver).
> There's a menu option/prompt for it quite early in the installer.
> The dual Intel e1000 are not supported in any of the r3.0 kernels
If you need them supported and the system supports PXE booting it's
not that hard to build a special kernel to boot via PXE, and do a
network install.

I ended up using this approach to install on my new laptop, of all
things, thanks to dodgy install media, a dead CD-RW, and a
hot-pluggable floppy drive that claims to be USB . . . 


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