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NewBlackDak
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:49 am    Post subject: XServe G5 Hardware RAID Reply with quote

I have a Single processor Xserve with 2GB Ram 3x500MB internal HDDs, and the RAID card. It's going to be our new email server.

How is gentoo support for XServe in general? Is the HW RAID supported?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been unable to turn over any information about the Hardware RAID however check out the bottom of this http://www.penguinppc.org/ppc64/machines.php page and you should see that it is confirmed working.

I would say your chances are good, go get a live CD :D
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

Let us know how that goes. Those Xserves are sexy, and if it works well for you, we might be trying it too! :D
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: XServe G5 Hardware RAID Reply with quote

NewBlackDak wrote:
How is gentoo support for XServe in general? Is the HW RAID supported?


We do have many good results on XServe. If something does not work out of the box then join #gentoo-ppc64 on freenode and we will help you. :D
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: bug on serial console with older xservs Reply with quote

Folks,

there is a known bug with serial console on some of the older xservs. The fixed iso can be obtained from http://dev.gentoo.org/~ranger/install-ppc64-minimal-newxserv-2006.0.iso until the next major release. Please be sure to read the README.* files on the iso itself.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hardware SATA RAID card doesn't work. There are lots of errors, and a disk device is never created.
It sees the device as a MegaRAID controller, but there must be some driver issues. I have a video card to do the install, so I won't have to deal with that until it's ready to go into production. It's less than 2 weeks old, so I'm not sure it will even be affected by that. I currently have OSX up, and running. Im adding users as we speak.

If someone knows how I can boot, and use the HW RAID5 I'll make an image of the current OSX install, and try it.


OSX mail service are clunky, and aren't integrated as well as I thought they would be. I like my MySQL/Postfix/Courier-IMAP setup alot more than this LDAP "I'm trying to do everything well, and don't do anything great" setup.
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