[clug] Debian and an IBM EServer
martin at meltin.net
Fri Nov 21 09:37:15 EST 2003
>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Smith <drs at dreamcraft.com.au> writes:
Daniel> 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. [...] is there a trick to installing
>> woody 3.0 on it some how.
Daniel> I think you require the additional driver disk to install
Daniel> ips.o (The IBM Raid driver).
Daniel> There's a menu option/prompt for it quite early in the
I don't think the Debian boot floppies have ips.o. It is part of the
standard 2.4 kernel, but Debian probably omit it due to space
Daniel> The dual Intel e1000 are not supported in any of the r3.0 kernels
Depending on the model, the on-board ethernet card might be a
Broadcom, so it would use the tg3 driver. I don't think tg3.o was in
the last release of Woody's boot floppies either... :-(
* We installed our most recent IBM xSeries server by booting Knoppix,
partitioning the disk (RAID-5 set really), rsyncing Woody from
another live box and then changing the hostname in various places.
Oh yeah, we also compiled a recent 2.4 kernel that included the
above 2 drivers.
Pretty easy, no problems since...
* I noticed yesterday that debian-changes was very busy. This might
herald a new release of Woody, whose kernel will probably have
tg3.o... and might have ips.o?
peace & happiness,
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