Installing 7.1 amd64 on Dell powerEdge 2950

Olivier Nicole on at
Mon Mar 16 19:39:46 PDT 2009


> I've had(and have) several fairly new Dell PowerEdge2950 servers running 
> FreeBSD 7.1/amd64 just fine.  Is this a brand new 2950 (2950 III, or 
> whatever), or an older one?  

Depends how new is new, we bought it at the end of last year.

> I'd make sure that the BIOS, BMC, and PERC 
> (if you have one) firmwares are all up to date.  


> Barring that, have you tried another installation CD?

No, but that very installation CD worked well on other machines (Dell
1950 and Dell 200).

And both Dell 2950 are failing the same way.

Best regards,


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