misc/63356: New installation fails on HP Proliant DL-140

Philip Bragg pbragg at oliis.com
Wed Feb 25 08:20:25 PST 2004

>Number:         63356
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       New installation fails on HP Proliant DL-140
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Feb 25 08:20:24 PST 2004
>Originator:     Philip Bragg
>Release:        4.9
Oliis Ltd
The system fails to boot after installing, BootMgr runs but system reboots before the bootloader starts. The system has a single Maxtor Diamond Max 9 80G hard disk. This system offers no fine-tuning of hard disk geometry.
      Standard install, reboot.
      Fix was to use 5.2.1 instead, this reported geometry problems and used a corrected value for fdisk. I reran the 4.9 installer and the "corrected" value appears in fdisk, too, but there was no warning beforehand as there is in 5.2.1.

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