Probably not the best place to ask but I don't really care if the issue is fixed or not. I have a Dell Poweredge 2650 server that I got for free, it's been sitting around for a couple of years and I'd like to get it to run.
So right now it doesn't boot, I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 10.04 on it but I can't get past the disk detection/partitioning part. For whatever reason it can't find the 5 hard disks attached to it, I wouldn't know why as I am at least 98% sure everything is connected properly.
When it tells me that no disks can be found it asks if I know what driver they use, then gives me a list to choose from. Do any of you know by chance what driver I should select for a Maxtor Atlas 10k Ultra320 SCSI 3.5 Series hard disk?
If not, anyone have any idea why it wouldn't detect the drives? The power indicator light is on for all of them and the front error indicator screen thingy doesn't complain about the disks.
I should also add that you should probably avoid any alphabet soup in your answer and try and explain whatever as simple as possible, but without being sarcastic.
If you need any additional information please ask, and if what you are asking for would seem outlandish to someone not experienced with servers and such please tell me where to find said information.
To specify what can't detect the drives, it's the ubuntu installer, but I can't find them in the "change the boot order" option in the setup menu.
Eh, haven't really thought about it, NAS is just a place everyone on the network can throw files onto right?
Two Questions though:
1.) Can I do more than just host a MC server with MineOS?
2.) Is "debian with x stopped" a special distribution or do I just DL debian and select a "Stop the X" option somewhere?
Sorry if my ignorance is troublesome, and thanks in advance.
1.)MineOS is geared specifically toward hosting Minecraft servers, so it's going to be very stripped down to better suit it's needs. So unless you want to go through adding more stuff on top of the base OS, hosting Minecraft is really what's it's meant for. If you want to do more, you could try CentOS or something.
2.)Debian with x stopped isn't a special distro, it just means the X window system is not installed, which would take away the GUI and make it text only interface. So everything would be done through the command line, which is nice for servers because there is no need for a GUI in most cases.