Need info about issue i am having with 11.3

Hi everyone,

I have got a server which has a motherboard with nvidia mediashield raid built in, with Centos installed it picked up the raid 5 array that i had configured as one drive so the os install was straight forward. When i booted the netinstaller of opensuse 11.3 run though the setup, when getting to the partition setup is was picking up the three hdd as seperate drives and not one, so i got to a certain point and aborted the installation and i re run the installer, the raid status said the array was degarded or something which i knew there was nothing wrong with it as i had set it up only about 2 weeks ago and there was one drive missing aswell. So i removed the array and re configured the array and rebooted and the raid status said healthy again as it was before on centos, then i run the opensuse installer again and it went though the process again but completely stop at “Searching for linux partitions” , cursor was working fine , but nothing else was so i had to press reset.

This was my problem, i know kind of what the problem is, but what i want to know is , i thought opensuse is based on rhel same as centos but how comes centos has the drivers for the raid chip i have in my board and opensuse has not ::open_mouth:

Its abit weird to me

Any information or help will be great

Many thanks

On 02/03/2011 11:06 PM, linuxneo wrote:
>
> i thought opensuse is based on rhel same as centos but how
> comes centos has the drivers for the raid chip i have in my board and
> opensuse has not ::open_mouth:

first i want to ask why you want to install openSUSE on a server
working well with CentOS?

and second i’ll try to remove your confusion on the relationship
between Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS and openSUSE:

Fedora is the open source community sponsored by Red Hat (the company)
who produces and supports Red Hat (the software) which is based on the
work done by the Fedora community…

similarly, but completely separate openSUSE is the open source
community sponsored by by Novell who produces and provides support for
a line of SUSE Linux Enterprise products

CentOS is a rebranded Red Hat supported by the open source CentOS
community, and is in no way connected to openSUSE–except both are a
Linux distribution (as are fedora, mint, ubuntu, debian and many others…

since openSUSE is not based on Red Hat and they are two totally
separate Linux distributions it is not surprising that they may (or
may not) default install with the same drivers or work with the same
hardware…very often a piece of hardware certified to work with
openSUSE may or may not be certified to work with Red Hat, and vice
versa…


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11

Hi Denver,

My apologies, i knew opensuse was novell and about fedora etc ,i thought they just used the source code of rhel etc as yum are in all of them , then again it is yellowdog updater modified plus i have heard from other people saying this, but i change to opensuse just to give it a try as suse enterprise you have to pay for updates etc so i used opensuse.

Thanks for the info anyway:)

On 02/04/2011 01:06 AM, linuxneo wrote:

> thought they just used the source code of rhel etc as yum are in all of
> them

nope, there is neither yum nor Red Hat in openSUSE or SUSE Enterprise

> then again it is yellowdog updater modified plus i have heard
> from other people saying this

someone told you that openSUSE uses Yellow Dog Updater, really!

according to this graphic
http://files.cyberciti.biz/uploads/tips/2007/06/44218-linuxdistrotimeline-7.2.png
which i believe to be accurate SuSE branched off of Slackware in '93
while Yellow Dog branched off of Red Hat in '97…so, Yellow Dog has
no roots in SuSE

> but i change to opensuse just to give it
> a try as suse enterprise you have to pay for updates etc so i used
> opensuse.

enjoy…but be advised openSUSE has a much shorter lifetime than any
of SUSE Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise or CentOS…so, be prepared to
roll in a new system about every year and a half…


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11

Thanks for the info Denver, i might go back to centos now, yes well i heard someone say something about rh going with kvm and not xen and he said something about is opensuse or something going that way as it is like it or something i cant remember what it was now, or it could of been me reading it wrong who knows.

This is correct.

openSUSE provides Xen kernels. So you can use Xen under openSUSE. You can use kvm as well, as it is part of the standard Linux kernel. I’m using kvm with openSUSE (and Fedora).