Dell PE 1950 - Only seeing 3.2 gigs of ram

Josh Paetzel josh at
Fri Jan 12 01:09:57 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 10 January 2007 19:46, Jay Chandler wrote:

> On a related note for this hardware platform, has anyone gotten
> past the "randomly decides not to reboot when told to" issue? 
> Requires a hard shutdown by hand, as the console becomes completely
> non-responsive.

I've heard of this problem, some people have it all the time and 
others don't have it at all on the PE 1950.  I suspect it has 
something to do with the way Dell will occassionally change hardware 
mid-run and not tell anyone. :)

The solution is to enable the IPMI board and use that to reboot it.  
(Dell calls it a BMC but you can access it with standard IPMI 


Josh Paetzel

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