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hdkutz
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Pinned topic Install Redhat on Power 6 560 with 2 VIOS Server

‏2010-08-03T13:33:30Z |
Hello,
I'd like to install RHEL 5.4 for PPC on an lpar on a p560 Power6 with Dual VIOServer.
What I did:
  • create LPAR (CPU, MEM, VSCSI, VETHER)
  • create virt. Disks
  • create virt. Ethernet
  • mapped DVD-Drive
  • Boot and install RHEL 5.4 (which worked)
  • reboot

The lpar does not recognize the installation.
If i go into the Open Firmware prompt I see the virtual Disks (of course 2 Disks - caused by mapping of two Vioservers).
Either the first nor the second one is able to boot.
I used ioinfo on the Boot Prompt to choose a disk and tried to boot from the device.
In both cases it says:
Failed to boot from Device

Any hints?

Cheers,
ku
Updated on 2010-11-04T01:40:44Z at 2010-11-04T01:40:44Z by Hugo.Thornton
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Install Redhat on Power 6 560 with 2 VIOS Server

    ‏2010-08-04T13:03:24Z  in response to hdkutz
    Hi ku,

    Did you use the IBM Installation Toolkit to perform this installation? If not, then I'd like to ask you to post your message at the PowerVM forum (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=748). I'm sure someone there will be able to help you.

    By reading your problem's description, it was not clear to me is you were using some type of sw RAID. I talked to a friend who already saw people having problems like that when using stripping raid...

    Thanks!
    • Alex
    • hdkutz
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      Re: Install Redhat on Power 6 560 with 2 VIOS Server

      ‏2010-08-05T08:11:13Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Thanks for the answer.
      Tried the IBM Installation Tool Kit DVD, but was unsuccessful.
      Will open a new Thread at the powerVM Board.
      Thanx,
      ku
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Install Redhat on Power 6 560 with 2 VIOS Server

    ‏2010-10-15T05:25:53Z  in response to hdkutz
    Hi Kd,

    I saw you thread about installing Linux on VIO client. Were you able to install in. If yes, Could you please respoind to me ay jay2004chi@yahho.com
    I need to do teh same. Any help would be appriciated.

    jay
  • Hugo.Thornton
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    Re: Install Redhat on Power 6 560 with 2 VIOS Server

    ‏2010-11-04T01:40:44Z  in response to hdkutz
    alexzl wrote:
    Hi ku,

    Did you use the IBM Installation Toolkit to perform this installation? If not, then I'd like to ask you to post your message at the PowerVM forum (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=748). I'm sure someone there will be able to help you.

    By reading your problem's description, it was not clear to me is you were using some type of sw RAID. I talked to a friend who already saw people having problems like that when using stripping raid...

    Thanks!
    • Alex

    I'm still concerned about it, Got the workaround? I have the similar question.