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Redhat es5 seems that the redhat installation procedure can't recognize dl380 G4 as a 64 bit machine. (after installation there is no /lib64 nor /usr/lib64). Is it neccessary to configure something specific in the installation stage that refer to this issue?

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OS Supported by DL380 G4 According to HP website are : -

» Microsoft Windows 2000
» Microsoft Windows Server 2003
» Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
» Novell NetWare 5.1
» Novell NetWare 6.5
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (x86)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
» Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
» SCO OpenServer 5
» SCO OpenServer 6
» SCO UnixWare 7
» Sun Solaris 10 x86 Platform Edition
» Sun Solaris 8 Intel Platform Edition
» Sun Solaris 9 Intel Platform Edition
» SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
» SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
» SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
» SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
» SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
» VMware ESX Server 2.5
» VMware ESX Server 3.0

so DL380 G4 does support 64 bit OS :

There are no Setting in the BIOS as such . no special settings need to be changed.

lib32 is for 32-bit and lib64 is for 64-bit obviously, If you are using a 64bit OS and these folder doesnt show then installation did not happen properly.

It seems more of a OS CD Issue . Erase the HDDs again , configure raid . use a known good RHEL CD to install .

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This model was found not to be 64bit but 32bit.

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