Linux / ISPConfig 3 Install

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by midcarolina, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. midcarolina

    midcarolina New Member

    I am using the instructions "The Perfect Server w/ ISPConfig 3". This is my second server using the exact same hardware as server one. I have set the BIOS the same as server one. It is using Raid 5. Weird stuff...

    The system recognizes the Raid system, and I was able to install everything for the Linux install before rebooting and starting ISPConfig 3 install. On reboot, the system is looking for DHCP (the eth0 was configured with my static ip, etc as usual). Everything installed fine. On reboot, going into the Raid system, everything in the family of 6 hard disks indicates fine, except it is showing "Bootable" - NO. Linux always makes the Raid system bootable.

    I have the storage set in BIOS to "Raid", yet it doesn't show as an option to choose for booting the server. This is odd. Is there something I'm missing? I've done this so many times???
  2. mentes

    mentes Member

    Who is looking for DHCP, BIOS (PXE) or Debian ?

    If is PXE you can disable this on BIOS.

    If is Debian, the configuration file is /etc/network/interfaces and the config should be like this:

    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    # The primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    About boot. Your system boots well ?

    You can see if you have a partition boot enabled with fdisk

    fdisk /dev/sda

    press "p" for view partitions and "q" for quit
  3. midcarolina

    midcarolina New Member

    Hi Mentes,

    It's PXE. I did disable this, but the raid system is still showing them (6x500gb) raid 5 "not bootable". The bios is set to "raid", not IDE. The raid system shows all 6 as being in the raid system (Control + I). Strange.
  4. mentes

    mentes Member

    Hardware RAID is transparent for OS, you will see only one large disk in Debian, usually /dev/sda

    Your Debian boots fine now ?
  5. midcarolina

    midcarolina New Member

    No Debian.

    Fedora. All Debian files that I found (I think version 6.2 ???) were not bootable.
  6. mentes

    mentes Member

    The latest stable Debian version is

    I'm sure the .iso files are bootable, you do something wrong.

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