Re: Chipset Fujitsu Scaleo Pa A64 35+ PCs
Thanks for your reply.
Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Benno Overeinder wrote:
I am just on the verge to buy a Fujitsu Scaleo Pa A64 35+ (AMD64 3500+
with 1 GB memory and Radeon X700 graphics card). However, I am a bit
hesitant, as I have tried to install Debian on a Fujitsu Esprimo P5600
at my work.
The Fujitsu Esprimo is also an AMD64 machine and uses the SiS761
chipset. With the current install CDROM (testing etch and daily) it is
not possible to bootstrap the installation procedure as the SATA
drivers are not recognized. The sysadmin had to patch the 2.6.12
kernel to load sata_sis such that it recognized the SATA disk. So,
eventually it was possible to bootstrap the Fujitsu Esprimo by
downloading the image over the network and make a base install, and
next adding packages by hand.
Or you could probably have gotten away with an ubuntu dapper flight-2 or
later iso. I did for my esprimo when testing, even if I run a kernel.org
kernel now, netboot means not having to worry about whatever
distributions ship. Current etch seems also to be at 2.6.15.
I found DapperFlight3 on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperFlight3 (ISO
images). As I understand, the linux kernel on these ISO images do
contain a patch necessary to recognise the SiS761 chipset SATA driver?
Regarding the netboot (please excuse my ignorance), I have to set up a
tftp server and configure PXE netbooting?
I am currently running etch and checked the current 2.6 kernel,
but I find 2.6.12-10 (on my current PC kernel 2.4.27-2, the hardware
does not go well with the new 2.6 kernel...!?).
Does anyone has an idea which chipset the Fujitsu Scaleo Pa series
use? And will the sata_sis patch be included in the kernel on the
install CDROM. (I think the sata_sis is patched in kernel 2.6.14 or
2.6.15.) Or is it not difficult to create my own install CDROM?
Have you checked the data sheet from fujitsu? At least for the esprimo
(which is the machine I care about) they do list chipset in the
I have checked the Dutch and German (and I think the French) website of
Fujitsu Siemens, but apart of giving information about processor type,
memory and disk size, number of USB and Firewire plugs, and graphics
card, they do not give any information on the used chipset (or
motherboard details). Did you find the chipset information online or in
the printed documentation accompanying the computer?