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Installing red hat linux 5.2 web server.
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Setting Up an HP NetServer LC 3 and
LPr as a Red Hat Linux 5.2 Web Server
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Setting Up an HP NetServer LC 3 and LPr as a Red Hat Linux 5.2
The Hewlett Packard NetServer LC 3 and LPr can be integrated as an Internet Server in a variety
of ways. One of these makes use of the Linux Operating System (OS) for personal computers and
the Apache Group Apache Web Server. This application note provides details about how to
install Red Hat Linux version 5.2 on the HP NetServer LC 3 and LPr.
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  • Page 1: Web Server

    The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 2: Linux Support

    About Linux The Linux OS for personal computers is a UNIX-like OS and meets POSIX standards. It uses a kernel developed and made freely available by Linus Torvalds (for whom it is named). Originally developed over the global Internet, Linux has become a widely-used OS that involves its users in developing new features.

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    Packages are freely available for running the Netscape Communicator web browser and for maintaining World Wide Web sites How to Get Linux You can learn how to order Linux by contacting the following: Red Hat Software 4201 Research Commons, Suite 100 79 T.

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    Textual Key In the steps which follow, these style conventions are used: "Screen Title" ("Widget Title") is represented in quotation marks. The same text appears about midway down each screen at the top bar of the box. If a screen or widget has no title, then Screen Text looks like this.

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    NOTE Red Hat Linux 5.2 does not support multi-processor systems. HP does not recommend implementing SMP on Red Hat Linux 5.2 The following procedure assumes your hard drive does not have any partitions. (Especially, it assumes there is no utility partition installed.). Removing All Partitions The following procedure is used with new hard disks.

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    <Enter> 8. CD-ROM initialization message—brief pause 9. "Installation Path" ---> Install <Enter> 10. "Installation Class" ---> Custom <Tab> to "OK" <Enter> NOTE "Server" and "Workstation" classes may be more limited in flexibility than is "Custom". 11. "SCSI"—message (such as "Scanning NCR 538xx") for LPr or ("Scanning Adaptec 2740,2840,2940") for LC3 and brief pause 12.

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    <F3> 16. On the edit screen in front of the text string indicating the root file system, type (in Linux, this / indicates the root directory) Tab to "OK" <Enter> Notice the "/" in front of the main Linux Native partition. 17.

  • Page 8: Completing The Installation

    NOTE If you do not select everything, be sure to select Apache Web Server manually so it will start up at boot time. When you are satisfied with your selections, tab to "OK" and press <Enter>. 22. "Install Log" Make a note of the location of your log file, in case you need to refer to or use it.

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    30. "Screen Configuration" "Don’t Probe" <Enter> 31. "Video Memory" ---> 1 Meg Tab to "OK" <Enter> 32. "Clockchip Configuration" ---> No Clockchip Setting Tab to "OK" <Enter> 33. "Video Mode" Use the arrow keys and the space bar to select one from each column, then tab to move to the next choice.

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    39. "Services" Use the arrow keys and the space bar to deselect "PCMCIA" and "Sound" Tab to "OK" <Enter> 40. "Configure a Printer?" Make choices as needed. Use the <Enter> key to confirm. 41. "Root Password" Type in your chosen password. <Enter> Repeat.

  • Page 11: Restart The System, More Information

    Once you press <Enter> to accept "OK", the original boot screen appears. Take out the CD and boot diskette. The system automatically reboots. If you delay taking out the CD, the system may fail to reboot. If this happens, make sure the CD and floppy disks are taken out, then press the reset button on the front panel of the computer.

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    Appendix A Configuration of System Tested Hardware NOTE Maximum RAM size for this release is 1 GB. Baseboard Hewlett Packard NetServer LPr and LC3 System Board Processor Intel Pentium II microprocessor operating at 400MHz. Memory Four 128MB PC compliant DIMM. Always check approved memory list before buying DIMMs for your HP LPr or LC3 Net Server.

  • Page 13: Using Fdisk

    Appendix B Example Hard Disk Setup using fdisk The following is an example for how to use fdisk to configure a drive. This procedure assumes you used the DOS utility fdisk/mbr to erase the master boot record at the beginning of installation.

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    NOTE This step assumes there is no utility partition on your NetServer. NOTE The cylinders on your hard disk may be different from this example. n <Enter>, p <Enter>, 2 <Enter> First cylinder: 981 Last cylinder: 1008 NOTE Administrators with a basic knowledge of disk data storage may want to decide their own usage.

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    Appendix C Installation of Red Hat Linux 5.2 on the HP NetServer LPr and LC3 The following notes refer to installation. They are keyed to The Official Red Hat Linux 5.2 Installation Guide. (3.4.1) When installing from a CD-ROM, you do NOT need to use a floppy disk. Just enable the BIOS to boot from the CD drive itself.

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