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Old 12-13-2007, 10:05 PM
"James A. Peltier"
 
Default Issues installing x86_64 5.1 on Ultra 40

Ray Van Dolson wrote:

Hi all, for anyone interested in following this -- ended up having the
same issue with RHEL 5.1 and opened a bug (and support request):

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=420361

Ray
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I was able to use the CentOS 5.0 images to install on the 6 SUN Ultra 40
workstations that I have here in my labs. This allowed me to get around
the 5.1 issues, and I performed a yum upgrade to get them to 5.1


I would be interested in further details regarding the fix though if you
could please.


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Old 12-14-2007, 12:41 AM
Ray Van Dolson
 
Default Issues installing x86_64 5.1 on Ultra 40

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 03:05:47PM -0800, James A. Peltier wrote:
> Ray Van Dolson wrote:
>> Hi all, for anyone interested in following this -- ended up having the
>> same issue with RHEL 5.1 and opened a bug (and support request):
>>
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=420361
>>
>> Ray
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>
> I was able to use the CentOS 5.0 images to install on the 6 SUN Ultra 40
> workstations that I have here in my labs. This allowed me to get around
> the 5.1 issues, and I performed a yum upgrade to get them to 5.1
>
> I would be interested in further details regarding the fix though if you
> could please.

James are your machines Ultra 40 M2's or just plain ol Ultra 40's?
Ours is the non-M2 model and we had problems with 5.0 as well as 5.1.

However, it appears to be something related to LVM -- specifically
something the GUI installer is telling LVM to do. If we manually set
up the partitions and LVM stuff (from the console while still at the
welcome screen), everything works fine. It's only when anaconda
handles the partitioning and LVM setup that we run into issues.

Interesting.

Ray
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:32 AM
"James A. Peltier"
 
Default Issues installing x86_64 5.1 on Ultra 40

Ray Van Dolson wrote:

James are your machines Ultra 40 M2's or just plain ol Ultra 40's?
Ours is the non-M2 model and we had problems with 5.0 as well as 5.1.

However, it appears to be something related to LVM -- specifically
something the GUI installer is telling LVM to do. If we manually set
up the partitions and LVM stuff (from the console while still at the
welcome screen), everything works fine. It's only when anaconda
handles the partitioning and LVM setup that we run into issues.

Interesting.

Ray
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They're regular ol' SUN Ultra 40s. Running BIOS version 1.400 (I
believe) nothing special 2 x Dual Core Opteron 240s running at 2.4GHz
w/8GB of RAM.


When trying to install, my experience nearly mirrors yours perfectly.
Everything is all fine and dandy until it gets about 50% way through
formatting and then throws the ATA errors. When booting rescue with 5.1
I am able to format the already created LVM volume without issue,
however it fails with the same errors mentioned when kickstarted.


I just performed an install today on a SUN Ultra 40 and the 5.0 trick
worked without issue. Perhaps something in your BIOS? Try loading the
default settings and trying again?

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Old 12-28-2007, 12:01 AM
Ray Van Dolson
 
Default Issues installing x86_64 5.1 on Ultra 40

So it initially appeared that manually setting up the partitions and
LVM seemed to resolve the problem. However, at the time we had swapped
out to a different (smaller) hard disk.

When we returned to the original 250GB Sun provided disk, even manually
configuring the partitions, LVM and running mkfs.ext3 caused the port
to "shut off" and we could not complete the installation.

On a whim, we went into BIOS and disabled LBA for the drive. Lo and
behold everyhing worked perfectly during the installation -- fully
automated from anaconda.

However -- the system wouldn't boot after the install completed
successfully.

To resolve this we had to go into BIOS and re-add the hard disk to the
list of bootable devices (weird that it had been removed) and then
RE-enable LBA (it will not boot with LBA disabled, doesn't find the
boot loader at all).

Now the system boots.

So the trick appears to be:

1. Disable LBA
2. Install
3. Re-enable LBA
4. Ensure drive is in boot device list

Ray
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