Problems booting HP Proliant DL-320 G4 & 6.1-RELEASE

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sat Aug 26 09:22:35 UTC 2006

I have one of these running mail right now.  Here's what I found:

1) The onboard ethernet chip driver in 6.1-release is buggy and
will panic the system.  Install and don't enable ethernet.  Download
the current bge driver from CVS, copy to a floppy, copy from
floppy to server, recompile kernel.

2) Turn off the onboard SATA raid in BIOS, it uses adaptec
microcode that isn't supported.  If you want mirrored raid, there's a
procedure that you can do to get it.

3) for some weird reason the system will hang during boot for up
to TWO MINUTES.  After it gets done doing whatever it's doing,
it will continue booting.

Install normally, don't do anything special.  BIOS settings should
be normal.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <BHarris at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 6:14 PM
Subject: Problems booting HP Proliant DL-320 G4 & 6.1-RELEASE

> Having problems booting my new 320 G4 after successfully
> installing from CD.   The CD install went fine, the first boot was
> normal, but the second and all subsequent boots hang right
> after the  WARNING setting entropy source to blocking mode.
> Keyboard is dead and the machine appears locked up.  Right
> now it's on the screen wanting to enter the seed for SSHD, but
> it hangs on even when you don't enable SSHD during install.
> any suggestions?
> I've tried to disable ILo by turning off the Legacy USB support.
> FYI,  VGA console and regular PS2 keyboard hooked up.
> Any help would be most appreciated.  Just bought 4 of these
> guys for a project.
> Bill
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