I’ve been looking at server systems for a non-profit I do some work for, and I finally settled on UCS due to features and usability.
I’m trying to install UCS 4.2 on a pair of 3TB hard drives (RAID 1) in an HP Core2 Duo tower.
This is a clean install on brand new hard drives, the rest of the hardware, while used, works fine without any issues.
I’ve been through this install several times using different options, and the same thing happens every time (well, once I got past the BIOS boot partition requirements which caused grub-install to fail):
The base install works fine, all the partitions are set up properly, etc, until I get to the UCS configuration. After I enter in the domain and server names, it proceeds to install and configure packages, gets to about 8% on the progress bar, then goes back to 5% again. It keeps moving, though, until it gets to:
Once it hits this package, it just sits. I’ve left it for an hour at least, and nothing else changes, although the system isn’t locked, as I can still move the mouse, and change virtual terminals with Alt-F1-F5. If I leave it long enough, or try to change virtual terminals after it’s sat for an extended period of time, it eventually seems to move to a screen that says the configuration was not completed, but it should restart after a reboot.
When I reboot it, it gives me the UCS splash screen, with what I assume is supposed to be bootup messages underneath, but they all show up as a series of small squares, like the font it’s trying to use isn’t installed. Eventually, it hangs, and if I hit escape to see the boot messages, it’s got a bunch of green “OK”, and several red “FAILED” messages. I can’t remember what all the failed ones are, and it’s installing again right now, so I can’t check at the moment, but there are some to do with LDAP, and RPC, if I remember correctly.
However, it never actually gets to a point where I can log in, as it seems to hang on the last of the failed startup scripts, and never goes any further.
Any suggestions on where I should look next? I’m thinking of installing 4.1 instead, if I can’t figure this out. Maybe the upgrade to 4.2 will go smoother than a clean install.