As soon as my machine boots off the CD, I get a memory dump of some sort followed by "BTX Halted" ...
Boot from CD: CD Loader 1.01 Building the boot loader arguments Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found Relocating the loader and the BTX Starting the BTX loader BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.01 Console: internal video/keyboard BIOS CD is cd0 int=0000000d err=00000000 efl=00030046 eip=00009066 eax=000000f8 ebx=00002820 ecx=00000000 edx=000008ee esi=00009701 edi=00001f98 ebp=000000a0 esp=00001800 cs=0000 ds=0000 es=0000 fs=0000 gs=0000 ss=0000 cs:eip=0f 01 1e d6 96 0f 01 16-d0 96 0f 20 c0 66 83 c8 01 0f 22 c0 ea 7f 90 08-00 31 c9 b1 10 8e d1 b1 ss:esp=0a 69 6e 74 3d 30 30 30-30 30 30 30 64 20 20 65 72 72 3d 30 30 30 30 30-30 30 30 20 20 65 66 6c BTX Halted
Sometimes this BTX Halt only happens once and hangs the system, other times it dumps this info to my screen over and over in an infinite loop. Only a power down stops it.
I've come across TONS of articles/discussions with the same problem but none of their suggestions have worked. I've verified that I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard, but it does not have a "Virtual boot device" to disable. I forced my IDEs to use PIO as suggested in one discussion, no worky. I've disabled all unneeded items in the BIOS, including unused IDE channels, USB, onboard LAN, still no fix. I've verified that my RAID drivers work with 5.2.1 as seen in other dicussions. I've verified the MD5 of this 5.2.1 disk before burning, and I've also used this very CD to install on another machine with no problems.
The 5.1 and 4.10 CDs boot just fine.
My system: MSI P1-1000 1U Rackmount http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/server/svr/pro_svr_detail.php?UID=376 Motherboard says: "MS-9129 Ver 1" BIOS Version: W9211MS v1.0 121002 19:07:50 RAID BIOS: MB FastTrack "Lite" 2.00.1030.27 256MB PC266 RAM IDE1 Master: NONE IDE1 Slave : NONE IDE2 Master: CD-ROM (Mitsumi SR244W1) IDE2 Slave : NONE ATA Raid: (2) Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 40GB configured as RAID1 Mirror.
Please Help! Any ideas?
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