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Resolved Openfiler/RHL odd booting behaviour

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by ThomasMc, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Evening all, having a little issue with an OF box I'm putting together. The box loads up fine and there is no problems reported and works as you would expect although the boot up procedure seems a little odd.


    Hardware;

    Adaptec 5805
    WD Black 1TB 64mb x8
    ML110 G5
    Intel ET dual NIC
    4GB EEC HP Ram

    OS sits on a mirror and 6 disks for data RAID 10.

    The first issue is that there is no GRUB timer counting down at the OS selection screen and it just sits waiting for you to press enter(confirmed that there is timeout value set in grub.conf) after I hit enter it keeps beeping like mad for about a min and then just stops, tbh I've not done much searching on google just yet but thought I would float it on here just in-case anyone has some light to shed.

    Thanks
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    Just a little update, I can get round the first issue of having to press enter if I set the timeout value to 0 but its still doing that damn beeping, things I've tried;

    Removed Intel ET
    Changed 5805 with another new one
    Memory Test
    New Keyboard
    Burn-in test

    all are fine so not sure where to go from here.
     
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  3. SimonD

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    First thing I would do is have a look over at the OF forums, I have seen a couple of posts elsewhere saying that people were having issues with OF because of the raid controller.

    I would also see if FreeNas or UnRaid work instead.
     
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    Installed freeNAS and its doing the beeping, The first screen I seen was boot:99994444 after I press enter it says boot: no 99994444, changed it back to /boot/loader and the press enter and she beeps like mad, dodgy ps/2 port maybe?
     
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    Can you do me a favour, to make sure that this isn't a drive controller issue can you try removing the controller card and physical disks and installing it to a USB drive instead (specifically Freenas because OF can have issues with USB).

    I am not sure this isn't a controller\disk issue.
     
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    That worked without the beeping :cry:
     
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    ok, now you should have an onboard controller (nvidia I believe), try using that. Doing this we can actually work out if this is an adapter or drive issue.
     
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    Doing it now, I've connected one of the drives to the onboard controller and thanks Simon ;)
     
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    That worked
     
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    Now connect the controller and connect a couple of drives to it.
     
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    Upgraded the firmware(17911) after my last post bud(what a PITA that is) and it seems to be resolved :) thanks for your help Si and repped
     
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    Glad to help mate :)
     
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