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idata
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Grub and S5000PSL

I have just gotten this motherboard and have 8gb of 1x8 fb-dimms ddr2 and dual quad xeon e5345 chips, I can't seem to get grub to work on this system while lilo and freebsd's boot loaders work, does any one else have this problem. Also has any one managed to get Solaris 11 working on this motherboard s/and/or processor combo. I'm kinda puzzeled to why it wont start, as it gives me no error codes or output to work with it simply sits at 'GRUB'

Any information pertaining to this would be helpfull, will update this thred with board model # and stuff when I get home .

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idata
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As I said prior I would get the boards details.

System Bios: V S5000.86B.10.00.0081

Build Date: 08/17/2007

Board Part Number: D44771-805

Board Serial Number: QSSL73201090

System Part Number: C2001

System Serial Number:A0047780

Chassis Part Number:C2001

Chassis Serial Number:C2001

BMC Firmware Revision: 0.59

HSC Firmware Revision: 0.00

SDR Revision: SDR Package 42

UUID: D3E6ED81479811DCAF6A00151730A1D4

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dmidecode -q output

BIOS Information

 

Vendor: Intel Corporation

 

Version: S5000.86B.10.00.0081.081720071348

 

Release Date: 08/17/2007

 

Address: 0xE8000

 

Runtime Size: 96 kB

 

ROM Size: 4096 kB

 

Characteristics:

 

PCI is supported

 

PNP is supported

 

BIOS is upgradeable

 

BIOS shadowing is allowed

 

Boot from CD is supported

 

Selectable boot is supported

 

EDD is supported

 

Print screen service is supported (int 5h)

 

8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)

 

Serial services are supported (int 14h)

 

CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)

 

ACPI is supported

 

USB legacy is supported

 

LS-120 boot is supported

 

ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported

 

BIOS boot specification is supported

 

Function key-initiated network boot is supported

 

Targeted content distribution is supported

 

BIOS Revision: 10.0

 

Firmware Revision: 0.0

I don't know if this will help with the diagnosis of my situation

I also wanted to know if it would be safe to upgrade the bios, on boot it says the Bios is a American Megatrends Bios branded Rackable Systems and the board is intel, would the intel firmware on the intel site be safe to use? I don't want to brick this system as I just got it lol

idata
Community Manager
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As per this link

http://www.brianstempin.com/2011/11/11/grub2-do-not-want/ http://www.brianstempin.com/2011/11/11/grub2-do-not-want/

The issue is that the grub2 don't play well with this board. So as in the link the fix is to use a older version of grub . I did this and all works well with Solaris 11 on this system =D

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