Ubuntu 8.04 on Dell r210 with IPMI

Dave Ewart davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 9 07:56:37 CDT 2010


On Friday, 09.07.2010 at 13:32 +0100, Scott Clark wrote:

> I'm using this proposed ubuntu-installer (from
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-proposed/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/)
> to install hardy on Dell r210s and r410s with the BCM5716 chipset, as
> the standard Hardy installer doesn't support the 5716.
> 
> We use IPMI to remotely control the power using the builtin BMC using
> a 802.1q vlan (the ipmi vlan is tagged, normal public network is
> native vlan on the switchport)
> 
> As soon as the bnx2 driver is loaded during the install ipmi stops
> responding, but the install completes successfully.
> 
> Rebooting the machine manually, ipmi starts to work again up until the
> bnx2 driver is loaded again.  Removing the bnx2 driver using rmmod, it
> starts to respond again, but obviously I loose network connectivity.
> 
> Installing Lucid on the same machine works as expected, the bnx2 is
> loaded and ipmi still works.

I was about to suggest using Lucid, but you've said you've tried it and
it works.

So why do you want Hardy?

Dave.

-- 
Dave Ewart
davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk
Computing Manager, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
University of Oxford / Cancer Research UK
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