Proliant 5000 sever Fbsd 5.4 (re)boot problem

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Wed Aug 31 06:01:48 GMT 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Vizion
>Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:21 PM
>To: freebsd-questions at
>Cc: Robert Slade
>Subject: Re: Proliant 5000 sever Fbsd 5.4 (re)boot problem
>Did you follow my suggestion and search the HP resources with
>freebsd and your
>model.  I have had the same problem myself I am pretty certain
>it was fixed
>by changes using the Proliant Essrntial Foundation Pack.. but
>my memory may
>not be accurate.

Yeah, what a awful design!  You have to load an entire full-blown
Windows install just to update the microcode in the SCSI raid
controller.  I saw they had done this the last time I setup a
Compaq server and nearly barfed.

You can still firmware update the machines' BIOS with a bootable
floppy but that's it.  To get anything else, helo Windows!

At least you get the satisfaction of scratching it off once you've
done the update.

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