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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: SuperMicro X9SCM-F AMD64 minimal cd - no ethernet [solved] Reply with quote

Greetings!

I just rented a dedicated server from a hosting company. They installed CentOS on it and I requested they boot Gentoo livecd so I can install Gentoo instead.

Here is the CD image I told them to use:
http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/current-iso/install-amd64-minimal-20130816.iso

Here are the server specs:

CPU : Intel E3 1240 V2
Chassis: SuperMicro CSE-512L-200B 1U
Hard Drives: Western Digital 1TB RE4 FBYX SATA
Motherboard : SuperMicro X9SCM-F
Power Supply : SuperMicro SC512 200W
RAM: 4x Super Talent 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC

Here are the instructions I gave the provider:

-insert CD, select it as boot device and press Enter to boot the default kernel
-issue the passwd command to set the root password, communicate this to me
-issue the ifconfig command to find out what the network interface is named. it may or may not be eth0
-issue 'net-setup eth0' where eth0 should be the name of the Internet facing Ethernet adapter.
-follow the prompts from net-setup to set the IP, subnet mask, gateway, dns, etc.
-issue the command /etc/init.d/sshd start

This morning I got a response to the ticket I opened:

Hello,
It appears gentoo may not be a possibility. The OS does not possess the network drives needed to operate the server. I believe you will need to use another OS.


My question:
Has anyone successfully installed Gentoo on this hardware before?
If so, did you have any trouble with the livecd ethernet?

Thanks,

thoughtform


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use another LiveCD, like Sysrescuecd.

While we don't have the same System operating, we got plenty other Supermicros, no problem.

Bye
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the tech at the hosting company didn't know what he was doing.
they got the minimal cd up and running.

thanks.
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