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Unable to Connect to the Network after RUG Updates

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By Rob Aronson

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Posted: 26 Oct 2006
 

Problem:

After applying RUG updates to an OES Linux server with SP2 on a Proliant DL380, no kernel modules were loaded or available. The server couldn't connect to the network or function in most ways.

Solution:

The HP agent installation modified the grub menu to default to an HP derivative or the original kernal. When RUG updates were applied the default kernel was changed, but not the HP version that was the default for GRUB.

Changing the default for /boot/grub/menu.lst back to Linux, option 0 from the HP kernel, option 3 fixed the problem.

Example:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Oct 15 11:21:14 2006

color white/blue black/light-gray
# default 0 # commented out by Proliant HBA install script
# default=3 # commented out by Proliant HBA install script
default 0
fallback 3
# fallback=0 # commented out by Proliant HBA install script
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
    kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=6802 vga=0x317 selinux=0 splash=silent resume=/dev/cciss
/c0d0p1 elevator=cfq showopts
    initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
    root (fd0)
    chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe
    kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=6802 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nore
sume selinux=0 barrier=off nosmp noapic maxcpus=0  3
    initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: HP-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp###
title HP-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp
    kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp.HP root=6802 vga=0x317 selinux=0 splash=si
lent resume=/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 elevator=cfq showopts
    initrd (hd0,1)/boot/HP-initrd-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp.img

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: HP-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp-0###
title HP-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp-0
    kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp.HP root=6802 vga=0x317 selinux=0 splash=si
lent resume=/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 elevator=cfq showopts
    initrd (hd0,1)/boot/HP-initrd-2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp.img-0

Environment:

OES SP2 linux, HP DL380 with ILO card


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