Hello! Earlier today, I wrote:
> So, I'm trying to install 5.2.1 on IBM Netfinity 5000 and I'm not > having much luck. Before going into great technical detail (ha!) and > frustrating stories of my failures, I just thought to ask, is anyone > at all running this combination successfully? I can now report that it's working. At least so far. The key to success was a tip I found after digging the IBM website - to make sure in BIOS setup that *both* Planar SCSI INTA and Planar SCSI INTB are routed to IRQ15 and none of the adapters in any of the PCI slots are routed to IRQ15. In my case I only had to change Planar SCSI INTB from IRQ11 (Automatic) to 15 and the system is now happily humming along with the minimal install that I had somehow actually managed to complete even before posting my original message. I haven't done any real stress-testing yet but at least I'm past the stage where the system could consistently be forced to reboot by running top :-) I hope this piece of information saves someone some grief. Other notes: 1. I need to boot with ACPI disabled, otherwise the boot process never completes (freezes hard after the line 'Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec', even NumLock key doesn't work). 2. The server's IDE CD-ROM (LG CRD-8400B) doesn't seem to be detected by the FeeBSD 5.2.1 install CD. When booting from the install CD, dmesg lists two IDE channels, but doesn't list the CD-ROM device, and later in the install process when you try to select CD/DVD as the install medium, you get a message that no CD/DVD drives were found. I ended up attaching an old SCSI CD-ROM to server's integrated AIC7895 controller and could successfully install from that. -- Toomas Aas | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.raad.tartu.ee/~toomas/ * Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humor. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"