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DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

(OP)
Hi- I inherited a rack of DL380 G3's, running RedHat 2.9. I need to reinstall RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3.

The system will not see the RHEL dvd if it is put in the dvd and tried to boot. I found SmartStart 8.15 dvd's, one for x86 32 bit and one for x86 64bit. The 64 bit cd will boot, but not allow me to go to the installation portion of the menu. The 32 bit cd will boot and allow me to go to the installation menu, but the only options are Win2003 or 2008.

I downloaded SmartStart 8.5 for Linux x64 and x86, neither version will boot successfully, they state they have a kernel for an x64 system and I have an i686 CPU.

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Thanks
Dom

RE: DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

(OP)
Thanks- I'm pulling down the old versions and will give them a try!

RE: DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

(OP)
I've tried v8.3 smart start (fails to boot), v8.20 and v8.25 (boots, but only allows deployment of win2003 or 2008).
I also tried to use a dvd of RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3 i386 version, which the system fails to acknowledge (same dvd is bootable in another system).

Any other advice?

RE: DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

Just a thought.  Is the optical drive in the server a DVD drive?  

I believe the SmartStart disk is a CD-sized image.  Above you say the disks you're using are both DVD and CD, so I thought it was worth a check.

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I found SmartStart 8.15 dvd's, one for x86 32 bit and one for x86 64bit. The 64 bit cd will boot,

 

   
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RE: DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

(OP)
Indeed, final answer was to burn the cd set. One of the units had a dvd, the rest were cd's...

RE: DL380 G3 SmartStart fails to load...

Glad to hear you got it working.

   
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