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Bug#69793: IBM PC Server 320 (MCA/PCI Pentium) cannot boot



On Wed, Aug 23, 2000 at 04:45:37PM +0300, era eriksson wrote:
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> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: (potato
> 
> architecture: i386
> model:        IBM PC Server 320
> memory:       48MB

Configured how?

> scsi:         AIC-7870
> cd-rom:       ... it just says IBM CDRM0103 or something like that (SCSI #6)

Probably an 4x SCSI ...

> network card: (yes; dunno exactly)

AFAIK it's a pcnet32 or a lance.

> pcmcia:       N/A
> video:        Cirrus Logic GD-54xx VGA
> disk:         IBM DFHSS2F 2150 Mb (SCSI #0)
> cpu:          single P90 (second processor slot free) [could be P75: see below]
> 
> I bought this system second hand (original vintage 1995 circa :-), so
> I don't really have any manuals. I've been looking in the BIOS
> settings etc to find out as much as possible, but some of this is pure
> guesswork.

Manuals should be available from IBM as PDF docs.  IBMs support site
is good (when it's up!)

> The "Pentium 75" is a bit puzzling because while BIOS and the guy who
> sold it say it's a 90MHz model, Debian and the tech spec page I found
> on IBM's web server say 75MHz. Hmm.

Sounds like it's overclocked.  I'd ensure the system board jumpers are
set correctly for a 75 MHz Pentium.

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