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    niemihan NNTP User

    Default OpenSuse 11 installation problems in HP BL460c

    Hello gurus

    I have been using OpenSuse in quite a many computers running fine but now I feel like hitting my head into the wall!

    I have been trying to install OpenSuse 10.3 as well as 11 into a blade computer HP BL460c for some days and it always goes like this:

    Installation per se goes quite easily (even uneventfully) and even the first boot (after isntallation) goes nicely. BUT whenever I try to reboot I always get the

    ---- screen shot ------
    Booting from local disk...
    isolinux: Disk error 01, AX=0201, drive 80

    Boot failed: Press a key to retry...
    ---- screen shot ------

    I have rtied to use any boot sector target and both Grub and LILO to no avail.

    I have internal disks in the system (not using EVA array) and I don't understand why it does this. My previous installations are on on SCSI IBM servers and standalone computers with SATA/ATA disks

    Any clues? Please...

    Best regards

    hannu

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11 installation problems in HP BL460c

    Sorry, I'm not familiar with that hardware. All that comes to mind is creating a grub boot floppy (or CD). You could create one with device.map and menu.lst to bypass booting from disk. And a second with only the grub shell which would enable you to use grub's shell commands to find what it thinks the disks and boot sectors look like. I've used these tools to diagnose/repair boot problems.

    I did google the error message and found a number of occasions where others have encountered the same error. I presume you've already checked all this out.

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    niemihan NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11 installation problems in HP BL460c

    Quote Originally Posted by mingus725 View Post
    Sorry, I'm not familiar with that hardware. All that comes to mind is creating a grub boot floppy (or CD). You could create one with device.map and menu.lst to bypass booting from disk. And a second with only the grub shell which would enable you to use grub's shell commands to find what it thinks the disks and boot sectors look like. I've used these tools to diagnose/repair boot problems.

    I did google the error message and found a number of occasions where others have encountered the same error. I presume you've already checked all this out.

    I have tried to search the web. The CD/floppy approach is a bit awkward as BL460c is a Blade server and there is no floppy or CD disk built-in and the external disks are connected with USB - and even that needs a cable the HP interface - and we have just one of these cables to connect ALL the Blade servers.

    But I'll try it (at least to find out how (or if) the grub sees the disks and maybe then I can ask another question if not solve the problem

    Thanks to your pointer

    Best regards,

    hannu

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11 installation problems in HP BL460c

    I stumbled across the following. It probably is not applicable, but what caught my eye was the entirely different syntax for grub to identify the device. Thought it might provide a clue.

    Nozell, rhymes with Oh Hell Blog Archive Some tips to (re)install grub on an HP ProLiant server

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