[Wolves] Debian Lenny on HP ML115 G5

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Fri Oct 9 11:27:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 11:51 +0100, Adam Sweet wrote:
> Morning everyone.
> You know those cheap HP tower servers that a few of us bought nearly a 
> year ago, has anybody used Debian Lenny on one? Specifically I'm talking 
> about the HP ML115 G5, not the ML110.
> I've recommended the purchase of one for work as a cheap box to do a Red 
> Hat and Xen training course, it's certified by HP on RH 4 and 5. 
> Afterwards it will be an office server running Debian Lenny, we're a 
> Debian shop.
> I've used Debian Etch, RH5 and Ubuntu 8.10 on my own, but I can't find 
> anybody talking about using Lenny on it and saying whether it works ok 
> or not. Debian removed some firmware and modified some drivers to comply 
> with their Free Software Guidelines between Etch and Lenny. I'm pretty 
> sure the network card driver might be one of them, but the firmware is 
> loadable, otherwise it's easy to put another card in it, but I'm more 
> concerned about the disk controller and I don't have a spare SATA disk I 
> can test on. I'd like to see it installed. A live CD is only partial 
> assurance, but better than nothing.
> Has anybody here got any experience. I don't need to know about Etch, 
> Ubuntu or Red Hat cos I can already confim those from experience.
> Regards,
> Adam Sweet

Ad I know this will sound daft but if etch worked can you not install
that and dist-upgrade if all else fails?
Seek That Thy Might Know

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