Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185393
cannot install Red Hat AS 4 from basic iLO
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:23 EST
Description of problem:
Installing Red Hat Advanced Server AS 4 on a HP Proliant DL380G4 from basic iLO
is no longer possible.
As soon as the installation starts, i.e. before you get to the point where you
can enter boot options to force a text based installation, the server switches
to graphics mode, effectively rendering it inaccessible from basic iLO.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat EL AS 4.
HP Proliant DL380G4 (haven't tried other systems yet)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert installation CD1 in system
2. power on system
3. connect to basic iLO
screen goes into graphics mode prior to boot prompt
remain in text mode to allow selection of text or graphics mode
We have the same problem. And IBM's RSA remote console is affected as well.
This covers all recent HP and IBM hardware. (and probably other vendors)
The result is that for doing remote installations we are forced into a java GUI
that is slow and suffers from keyboard translation problems. Some keys are
simply not mapped and numbers (ie. ip-addresses) cannot be typed in the Java GUI.
Also a rescue boot becomes impossible because of this.
A discussion of this problem can be found at:
The somewhat more correct reference would be:
The component this request has been filed against is not planned for inclusion
in the next update. The decision is based on weighting the priority and number
of requests for a component as well as the impact on the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux user-base: other components are considered having higher priority and the
number of changes we intend to include in update cycles is limited.
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.