From: Wesley Darlington (wesley at domain blackstar.co.uk)
Date: Mon 10 Jul 2000 - 18:52:00 IST
I'm trying to install Debian on a Dell Poweredge 6300. I've tried
a couple of bootable potato cds that I've made over the past few
months but they all hang at a certain point...
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
This is lifted from the dmesg output on a quite different machine,
but it hangs after (IIRC) three lines of PIIX4 output not unlike these. (*)
When I say it "hangs", I mean it just stops, goes noticeably
quieter (it's already quite noisy) and after a couple of seconds,
the video output stops. That's it. I have to unplug (all three of)
the power leads to get it to boot again.
The box used to run redhat and I've finally managed to get it out
of production so I can do a number of things to it: different NIC,
much better raid card, debian. :-)
I've tried pulling all the PCI cards out - all both of them - the
NIC and the raid card but the symptoms are the same. I've tried
booting it with aic7xxx=no_probe. Same thing.
I've installed from the two CDs I'm using to a whole range of
different boxes, from lots of different bog standard PCs to
dell servers - 1300s, 2450s, 2400s etc.
The next thing I was going to try - it's a bit tedious, so I
was putting it off - was making my own debian boot floppies
with only the necessary. Especially without IDE support. I'll
probably try that when I'm next in work, unless some kind soul
can shed some light on this problem. :-)
Thanks in advance,
(*) Apologies for not posting the exact output. :-(
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