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Re: questions about anaconda updates on a RH6.2 cd

On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 19:29, Mary Deck wrote:
> Hi, Peter,
> I saw your instructions for building RH6.2 CD, and it's got me
> somewhat encouraged and quite a bit frustrated. 

I'm glad to hear that people find them useful.

> Let me start with what I'm trying to accomplish:  I'm trying to get
> RH6.2 running on a Compaq DL380G2, which is not supported because the
> array controller on that box ("5i") requires cciss.  

> There are two problems with this: anaconda doesn't recognize drives on
> the cciss controller (so I can't install to those drives), and even if
> it did, the image that it installs doesn't know about cciss.
> I've been given some updates (for anaconda and dd) that are supposed
> to make anaconda recognize the drives; from RH, I have
> boot-20000407.img and update-disk-20001025.img; from my CPQ contact, I
> have anaconda updates and cciss dd.  I haven't been able to get them
> to work because the combination is too big to fit on a floppy, and I
> can't find any way to read more than one update disk during install.  

> One much more involved question: I think all the above will get
> anaconda to be able to recognize drives on the 5i controller, but I
> don't think that's all I need.  Is there a way to update the kernel
> that is installed from the CD, as well as anaconda?

I've tried to distill your email down to the key problems:

You need to install RHL6.2 on a Compaq DL380G2, which as a Compaq raid
controller which uses the cciss driver.  Compaq has given you two floppy
images -- an updates floppy, and a driver disk.  RH has released an
updated set of boot floppies, and an updates floppy.  You need to make
everything work together.

First, you should join anaconda-devel-list redhat com   That list
includes many people who want to do similar things, myself included.

Second, you should know that anaconda can use as many as _three_
floppies during install -- a boot disk, an updates disk, and a driver
disk.  So really, your only problem is going to be merging the two
updates floppies together. 

The first step is to figure out how many of the files on the update
floppies overlap, and, of those, how many of them are identical?


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