[sclug] installing Debian on HP Proliant ML110 G3

Rachel linux at rachelandrew.co.uk
Sat Aug 19 16:29:47 UTC 2006


I have an HP Proliant ML110 G3 which I am trying to install Debian  
on. It's to run as a dev/file server.

I intended to install Sarge on it however the installer fails at the  
point of partitioning the disk as it can't find the hard drive -  
assuming this is because of SATA. I was installing using a 2.6 kernel  
as I have had success in getting SATA machines running Sarge that way  
before but that didn't help this time.

So, I grabbed the latest version of the Etch netinstall which  
detected the disk fine and installed the base system.

I have now attempted to install apache 1.3 - the 'apache' package  
(via apt) and installation fails with:

dpkg: error processing apache (--configure)
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 10
Errors were encountered while processing:apache
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

However I have discovered that apache2 (which I don't want) IS  
installed despite the fact I didn't select this during installation.  
If I try to remove apache2 apt tells me it is not installed - it is,  
I can start and stop it and browse to localhost using Lynx.

I have searched on this but haven't found anything helpful. To be  
honest I would prefer to have Sarge running on it to Etch, but  
getting the thing running is my main concern, and I would rather keep  
Debian than go to Fedora.

Thanks in advance for any ideas :)

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