While I am writing this I tried again except that I left off sda3 – can add that later. Sorry I did not reply earlier. I got to the screen “Required Install Media” and the install hung. Jumpered for Master, eh? Which adds a PATA connector and some other stuff. Since this Dell server includes a 40 GB hard disk, you can enjoy having a large amount of room for digital images, data files, and large multimedia files. Mon Feb 09,

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The next try got through selecting the packages I wanted, setting root password etc. Visit the following links: I was previously running Ubuntu 8.

Sun Feb 08, 2: Ars Tribunus Militum et Subscriptor. Thu Feb 05, 9: It would make restoring the system much quicker next time it fails. For the time being I am running Ubuntu-Server Startups and enterprises are attracted by the hardware and design of this Dell server. I got to the screen “Required Install Media” and the install hung.


Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Probably not critical but bizarre. It looks like I probably jumpered something incorrectly. Jan 1, Posts: Thanks for the reply jefro. I just pulled the SATA card and will try again. I know the folks poseredge are quick to respond.

The Dell PowerEdge SC server is a wonderful device for crunching numbers and powering applications. Or am I misunderstanding your post?

Installing a Sata Drive on PowerEdge 400Sc

Mon Feb 09, Actually, what I really want to do is somehow image and make that Windows XP system into a virtual image, then move it to a physically different system sometime around the line. Thu Feb 05, 8: Find More Posts by jefro. Click Here to safa this Complete Guide absolutely free. Aug 13, Posts: Now here it gets weird Set the clock etc.

I have stripped the machine back to only the on-board SATA controller. Dammit, that may be the problem. Why will it not install on an SATA drive? poeredge

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I told him to observe electrostatic precautions, then remove the 400wc card and make sure he firmly placed the new one, taking care not to screw too tightly. I assume those who buy it real cheap get the one with a Celeron, buy a Pentium 4 separately, and swap out the CPU.

Any ideas on where I should begin looking? Originally posted by AndrewZ: If that works I will try installing CentOS again.

It has too many fiddly old apps and databases that store files all over the place. Which adds a PATA connector and some other stuff.