Installing Ubuntu on an XServe

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at
Tue Jun 5 11:05:21 EST 2007

I can confirm that the bug doesn't appear using the Debian net install
CD, but now I'm confused as to how I might install Ubuntu. If I set up
the RAID array using the Debian CD, it doesn't show up when I switch to
an Ubuntu install.

Should I just give up on Ubuntu and install Debian or is there some way
to make this work? I'm not really set on Ubuntu except that, as I
mentioned, it's the distro we use in my thin client lab at school, so it
would be nice to be able to have the server and the lab using the same
versions of software to avoid any obscure bugs that incompatible
versions could lead to.

I retrieved the XServe from the ISP where it's been colocated and am
hoping to get the problem resolved. The good news now is that it's here
sitting on my desk, so I can access it to answer any questions almost

Thanks again,

On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 11:42 -0300, Paulo Ricardo Paz Vital wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 11:55 +0200, Aurélien GÉRÔME wrote:
> > Hi Todd,
> > 
> > On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 08:48:51PM -0400, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
> > >Another wrinkle that I should mention is that the version of parted
> > >included with the Ubuntu install CD (I've tried using both alternate and
> > >server versions) seems to have some problems. I could never get it to
> > >set up the drives as a software RAID array and today, after dropping
> > >into the shell and trying to run parted manually, I got a message saying
> > >"You've found a bug in parted" which was promptly followed by a core
> > >dump.
> > 
> > This is fixed in Debian. AFAIK, Ubuntu no longer supports PowerPC.
> > 
> Aurélien, the last Ubuntu version 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) supports Apple
> Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks as
> well as IBM OpenPower machines.
> But I don't know if the problem reported is fixed in this version of
> Ubuntu.
> Regards,
> Paulo

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