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The move to Linux, stymied by hardware...the server side...

Feb 13, 2009, 14:01 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Lane)

"If you thought installing Linux on a laptop was a fun discussion, have I got a new one for you. This comes straight out of the really, it should not be this hard category...the server side.

"I have an HP Proliant 385 G2. It was running Fedora Core 7. It installed fine a year or so ago and was running fine, but I wanted to take it up to Core 10 and test drive the new features. Pretty simple. The server has a P400 RAID board, a pair of 72GB disks and four 146GB disks. The 72s are mirrored (RAID 1+0) and the 146s are in an RAID5 array. Pretty standard stuff right?

"Boot up my Core 10 DVD, select my language and whamo, I get the message:

"Unable to determine geometry of file/device /dev/cciss/c0d0. You should not use parted unless you REALLY know what you are doing."

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