AW: VIRTUALCDROM / VIRTUALFLOPPY on 2850

Robert Goley ragoley at rdasys.com
Wed Mar 2 07:49:01 CST 2005


No, by default it is a 2.4.27 kernel.  You can install using a 2.6.8
kernel if you want though.  You can download the netinst disk from here:
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/.  It just installed a 2800
with it yesterday.  

Robert

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 03:46, Matthias Pigulla wrote:
> No, only god Woody CDs here. Is that a 2.6 kernel? As someone else on
> the list mentioned, it seems to be a kernel/bios compatibility problem
> related to the SiliconImage chipset
>  
> Best regards,
> Matthias
>         
>         ______________________________________________________________
>         Von: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
>         [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] Im Auftrag von Robert
>         Goley
>         Gesendet: Mittwoch, 2. März 2005 00:35
>         An: linux-poweredge at dell.com
>         Betreff: Re: VIRTUALCDROM / VIRTUALFLOPPY on 2850
>         
>         
>         Not sure about the 2850 but the 2800 installed just fine from
>         the Sarge installer (RC2 I believe).  Have you tried it?
>         
>         Robert
>         
>         On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 14:57, Matthias Pigulla wrote: 
>         > Hi all,
>         > 
>         > I've been struggling all day long with a new 2850 with (hardware) remote
>         > management, trying to set up Debian. It was tricky to get the ATA
>         > chipset working (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE), and besides that, I got some
>         > CONFIG_HIGHMEM/CONFIG_HIGHIO related problems - various file system
>         > modules had unresolved symbols.
>         > 
>         > Now the kernel is up and running and /dev/hda and /dev/hdb show up as
>         > "VIRTUALFLOPPY DRIVE Floppy" and "VIRTUALCDROM DRIVE" respectively.
>         > 
>         > The problem is I cannot mount any CDs in the drive - I just get "no
>         > medium found" errors. When connecting the drive to my local workstation
>         > drive using the remote management web interface, everything works fine,
>         > I can access the (server remote) cd.
>         > 
>         > The same problem occured when using the Debian images provided by Scott
>         > at http://wiki.osuosl.org/display/LNX/Debian+on+Dell+Servers. After the
>         > basic setup questions are answered, you are asked to insert the Debian
>         > CD#1. Same situation: you'll get "no medium found" errors when inserting
>         > the CD into the server, I had to use the remote console mount.
>         > 
>         > Something obvious I am missing? Is there some switch necessary to
>         > circumvent "virtual" drives and access the ones physically built into
>         > the machine?
>         > 
>         > Best regards,
>         > Matthias
>         > 
>         > 
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