Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

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Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

Post by toroddandre » 2018/02/08 20:30:17

Hello..

I'm trying to install a version of Centos onto my secondhand Dell poweredge 750 server..
But i can not find any hard disk in the installation process.. so.. i tried to download the perc driver from dell.com but this is in .bin format.. and i can't get it to run during the installation.. any tips and trick on how to solve this?

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Re: Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

Post by TrevorH » 2018/02/08 21:05:11

If the CentOS 6 install doesn't find the controller then it's probably not supported and you would need a "driver disk" to get it supported. To be honest, a 750 is so old that it's probably not worth the effort - it'll eat so much electricity that it's performance per watt figures will make it uneconomical to run.
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Re: Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

Post by toroddandre » 2018/02/08 21:16:55

This is for my own website.. just wanting to learn little bit about linux, server, hosting aso.. and i just bought the server for next to nothing.. so i would hope i could get it fired up.. what you mean about driverdisk?

The Red hat enterprise is supported.. and i'm under the impression that redhat and centos is almost identikal?

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Re: Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

Post by TrevorH » 2018/02/08 22:16:38

Yes, CentOS is built from the RHEL source code so it should be compatible but that box is so old that it may well be RHEL 5 that had support for it. Both RHEL and CentOS 5 are dead, for more than a year, so don't install those.
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Re: Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

Post by tunk » 2018/02/09 10:46:29

You could check if there's any free sata ports on the motherboard.
If there is, then you may cobble together something with a sata drive.
For learning purposes, any old PC with an intel core processor should do.

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Re: Installing CentOS 6.9 onto poweredge 750

Post by toroddandre » 2018/02/09 18:38:30

It is two sata ports on the board witch both are now used on two 2tb disks witch i want to install OS to and use the other one for storage..i RAID setup i think

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