Proliant 1500 and RedHat 6.2

HW: PL1500 / dual 166MHz E12 8/17/98, 96MB mem, cdrom at id=6 Compaq Original Smart (EISA – SP181132-001) in slot 6 Compaq Netflex-3/P (PCI 169811-002) in slot 7. SW: SmartStart 4.70, RedHat 6.2 ftp install Update System ROM to 8/17/1998 using SP6224.EXE System Erase using any SmartStart CD (used Sys Erase v1.56) 16384 KB OK… Continue reading Proliant 1500 and RedHat 6.2

Configuring Compaq ProLiant Servers without using SmartStart

Downloads The necessary components can be gathered from the following locations (Choose 1 location from each category.): Sys Erase – Compaq System Erase Utility Download: http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/locate/2543.html Disk Builder program which is available on the SmartStart CD-Rom Main Menu of the SmartStart CD-Rom SCU – Compaq System Configuration Utility Download: http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/locate/1950.html Disk Builder program which is… Continue reading Configuring Compaq ProLiant Servers without using SmartStart

Compiling The Linux Kernel

This is the new Kernel Section (May 2001) and at least the kernel building part is finally completed out in a nice looking manner. The old kernel section has needed help for so long that I decided to finally redo the page correctly. Here it is, enjoy! Required Packages Note: The correct required packages will… Continue reading Compiling The Linux Kernel

Installing Linux on the Compaq Original Smart Array Controller

Identifying a Compaq Original Smart Array Controller A Compaq Original Smart Array Controller can be identified because it will have one of the following numbers on it: Vendor ID Device ID Name Spare # Assembly # Option # 110e 2040 Smart Array Controller (EISA) 142130-001 002969-001 142055-001 110e 2040 Smart Array Controller (EISA) 181132-001 003596-001… Continue reading Installing Linux on the Compaq Original Smart Array Controller

Compaq Smart-2/E Array Controller

Spare# 194752-001 Assembly# 194771-001 Option# 194751-001 If you have any comments, questions, or improvements then please drop me a line. Click here to find out how to contact me: contact.html. If you have the Compaq Original Eisa Smart Array Controller then please refer to these instructions located at smart.html. If you wish to learn more… Continue reading Compaq Smart-2/E Array Controller

Clearing NVRAM through Advanced mode of SCU (System Configuration Utility)

Note: The Maintenance switch (usually switch 6) does not clear corruption in NVRAM. The maintenance switch will cause the system to ignore NVRAM for the next startup. This is usually enough to boot your system if it is hanging before or during POST. NVRAM will remain corrupt if you choose to use the maintenance switch… Continue reading Clearing NVRAM through Advanced mode of SCU (System Configuration Utility)

General instructions for Installing Linux onto Compaq Servers

A fresh install would go like this: Run system erase (WARNING!!! DATA Destructive – this wipes out ALL information on ALL hard drives) SmartStart Manual Installation of Linux (or UnixWare 2 if SS is earlier than SS4.60) SmartStart will configure your hardware – Original EISA Smart Array is manually configured using SCU SmartStart will configure… Continue reading General instructions for Installing Linux onto Compaq Servers