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Install on PowerEdge 6300


Shinako Matsuyama writes:
 > Hi,
 > I tried to install Debian Linux 2.0 on DELL PowerDdge 6300.
 > But I can’t install it because the system has crashed during installation
 > ( strictly speaking, after appears the message ‘ Ide: ports are not enabled
 > (BIOS)’ any input aren't accepted ).
 > Please give me an advice !!

I've gotten so many e-mails about this that I finally placed
instructions on how to get Debian working on Dell PowerEdge 6300
servers at the following web site:


I also noticed that you appended a "mem=1000M" to your boot line.  The 
stock Linux kernel cannot use more than 960MB of memory.  If you are
using a stock 2.0.x kernel you must not specify more than 960MB of
memory to use.  If you do, your system will probably crash during boot 
time.  If you are using a 2.2.x kernel then you won't need to set the
amount of memory you have since the 2.2.x kernels appear to handle
large amounts of memory more gracefully.  In order to get Linux to
support more than 960MB of memory, the sources must be patched to do
so.  Unfortunately, I don't what the patch is.  It has been done,

Ossama Othman <othman@cs.wustl.edu>
58 60 1A E8 7A 66 F4 44  74 9F 3C D4 EF BF 35 88  1024/8A04D15D 1998/08/26

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