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Re: install problem with debian linux on Itanium 2 rx2600 hp server

On 28 May 2004, Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@hp.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 22:43, David Mosberger wrote:
> > >>>>> On 28 May 2004 21:28:29 -0700, Kallol Biswas <kbiswas@cup.hp.com> said:
> > 
> >   Kallol> May be debian linux is not supported on rx2600 servers.
> > 
> > It certainly is.  We run it on may rx2600/zx6000.  Are you sure the system
> > hangs?  Perhaps the console output goes to the wrong place?  If you use
> > serial console, try appending "console=ttyS0,9600n8" to the boot command-line
> > (without quotes).
> > 
>    Also, if your system comes with an MP/ECI/Manageability card, please
> be sure to follow the documentation in the Linux Enablement Kit to
> select one, and only one, serial port for a serial console.  Otherwise,
> there's a good chance you'll have firmware output up until the kernel
> loads, but won't see anything beyond the loading of kernel and ramdisk
> messages from elilo (it'll go to the other serial port).

Isn't there anything we can do in Linux to make this a bit less
user-hostile?  I know it's documented, but nevertheless I think every
person who has tried to install Linux on these machines has got
confused by it.


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