VIRTUALCDROM / VIRTUALFLOPPY on 2850

Kresimir Sparavec kreso at k.plenum.de
Tue Mar 1 18:37:01 CST 2005


The problem is not related to remote management, the kernel driver simply
does not work with the local drive with SI support enabled. It could be
related to the new BIOS because 2850 is supported by Scott for some time.

Kresimir


On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:27:19PM +0100, Matthias Pigulla wrote:
> That means you cannot have your CD drive ready for use at your colocation
> site and use the remote management "connect drive" feature from your
> workstation the same time?
> 
> Where can I disable the virtual devices? I did not find any BIOS option
> that seemed to match.
> 
> Best regards,
> Matthias
> 
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Kresimir Sparavec [mailto:kreso at k.plenum.de] 
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 1. März 2005 21:57
> > An: Matthias Pigulla
> > Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com; scott at osuosl.org
> > Betreff: Re: VIRTUALCDROM / VIRTUALFLOPPY on 2850
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Welcome to the club :)
> > 
> > The problem is in the SI Linux driver or BIOS or both. You 
> > will have to disable the support for it in the kernel and 
> > reboot. If you need to install Debian, you will have to:
> > 
> > a) build your own boot CD (follow the Scott's footsteps),
> > b) boot some other OS, copy debian onto raid/disks and 
> > install from disk,
> > c) boot from USB stick and install from it,
> > d) boot from floppies and install.
> > 
> > I did a) with 2.4.29 stock kernel, SI support disabled, woody 
> > install works fine.
> > 
> > Kresimir
> 
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