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Date:      Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:10:35 +0100
From:      Maciej Suszko <maciej@suszko.eu>
To:        Olivier Nicole <on@cs.ait.ac.th>
Cc:        korvus@comcast.net, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Installing 7.1 amd64 on Dell powerEdge 2950
Message-ID:  <20090317221035.360fab6a@suszko.eu>
In-Reply-To: <200903170239.n2H2dbRP062115@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>
References:  <200903160456.n2G4uSFt009354@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th> <49BED6FB.6060704@comcast.net> <200903170239.n2H2dbRP062115@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>

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Olivier Nicole <on@cs.ait.ac.th> wrote:
> Hi,
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> > I've had(and have) several fairly new Dell PowerEdge2950 servers
> > running FreeBSD 7.1/amd64 just fine.  Is this a brand new 2950
> > (2950 III, or whatever), or an older one? =20
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> Depends how new is new, we bought it at the end of last year.
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> > I'd make sure that the BIOS, BMC, and PERC=20
> > (if you have one) firmwares are all up to date. =20
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> OK.
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> > Barring that, have you tried another installation CD?
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> No, but that very installation CD worked well on other machines (Dell
> 1950 and Dell 200).
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> And both Dell 2950 are failing the same way.

I got 2 PE2950 running 7.0/amd64 bought last summer - all running
without problems. Maybe CD/DVD drives are failing? Have you tried
another media - DVD instead of CD for example?
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regards, Maciej Suszko.

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