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Installing Gaia on 12400 Appliance

Hi all,

I have recently acquired a 12400 appliance that I am looking to use in a lab setting, but when it was pulled from production, the hard drives were pulled and destroyed. I picked up a new drive and popped it in, and then prepped a USB stick with R77.30 using the ISOmorphic tool, however I can't get Gaia to install. I keep getting some python script errors that seem to be about partitioning the drive; I am not sure if I am doing something wrong or maybe the HDD I am using is not compatible, or...?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


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Re: Installing Gaia on 12400 Appliance

Can you consult sk112204 Gaia installation on Open Server/ESX fails with "IndexError: list index out of range" error ? Looks very similar...

As a rule, any HD or Memory in CP Appliances have to be bought from Checkpoint if Checkpoint should Support it (even if an identical part does work).

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Re: Installing Gaia on 12400 Appliance

Hi - Thanks for the reply!

So, I did look at that SK the other day. Since I am trying to install on a 12400 appliance, I have no control over (AFAIK) hardware RAID config, so that rules solution 1 out, and the HDD I put in the appliance is a 1TB drive, so since solution 2 calls out reducing the HDD size to 1.8TB, I don't think this is it either. As for official support, I wasn't really seeking it as it would be used for lab only, but I guess I can talk with my SE about it...


Re: Installing Gaia on 12400 Appliance

When I use the latest ISOmorphic (the one with all the device type in a menu) to try and install a 2012 appliance from a USB stick created with that version it will fail, whichever device type I use.

When I use the ISOmorphic that only gives you the options of the output serial/VGA/normal boot it installs just fine.

See if you can find the older version of ISOmorphic and give it a try. Latest of the older versions I could find was version 92.0 newer versions I found on disk was 152 and 160.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Installing Gaia on 12400 Appliance

Hi Maarten,

Thank you for the reply! So, I downloaded and tried build 152 as that was the only other version of ISOMorphic that I could find in UserCenter so far (got the same results)... I will see if I can get my hands on build 92 as you suggest... 



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Re: Installing Gaia on 12400 Appliance

So, using build 152 of the ISOMorphic tool, and trying various USB sticks, I get a bit of a different message now, looking for a driver for the "type of installation requested".... I can choose to use a driver disk or to select a driver from the list. I assume that this is looking for a driver for the HDD controller... or maybe I am running into the fact that I am trying to use a regular old WD Black HDD in there...?

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