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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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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


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




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

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As per this link

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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