RHEL5 on a PowerEdge 840

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Fri Jun 15 11:22:40 CDT 2007


Dirk Gfroerer wrote :

> Matthias Saou wrote:
>  > Matthias Saou wrote :
>  >
>  >> I just got a couple of brand new PE 840 (basic towers, to be used
>  >> inside an office, close to the workers). They're quite silent, making
>  >> about as much noise as a Precision 380/390, no more... neat!
>  >>
>  >> My problem is that booting a RHEL5 x86_64 install media, the "Loading
>  >> vmlinuz" line prints a few dots then stops. Num Lock still works, but
>  >> the install goes no further.
>  >>
>  >> Has anyone already seen this? Is there any boot parameter I could pass
>  >> which could fix this problem? I've searched a bit, but found nothing...
>  >
>  > I forgot to detail the server's configuration :
>  > - Single Quad Core 2.13GHz Xeon
>  > - 4GB RAM
>  > - Two "plain" (no RAID) SATA drives
>  > - No SAS or SCSI
>  > - Second PCI-e Broadcom NIC
> 
> I just started installing RHEL5 x86_64 (Client) on our new PE 840. Same 
> CPU, only 2GB of RAM, two 250GB SATA drives connected to the onboard 
> controller, no second NIC, no DRAC. BIOS A03.
> 
> Everything is working without a problem. I'm using the boot.iso from the 
> images directory and then pulling the packages in via NFS.
> 
> So in theory it's working. Maybe you want to limit the RAM to 2GB during 
> installation?

Thanks for the info : I burnt the boot.iso to a CD-RW, and it boots
fine!!! Go figure...

Matthias

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