[CentOS] Boot failure after install on IBM x3550 M3

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Thu Nov 11 10:34:45 EST 2010


On 11/11/10 16:25, Toralf Lund wrote:
> RedShift wrote:
>> On 11/11/10 14:22, Toralf Lund wrote:
>>
>>> I'm trying to install CentOS 5.5 on a couple of servers of type IBM
>>> System x3550 M3, but it's not going too well. Actually, the install
>>> setup phase runs as expected, and the actual installation also appears
>>> to be successful, but the system will not boot [ ... ]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Make sure all the firmware is up to date. I've had an IBM x3550 M3 and it couldn't even boot a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit CD with the firmware it shipped with.
>>
> That seems like a useful tip, but do you know what exactly I need to
> install and where to find it? I'm looking at an IBM download page right
> now, but it's a little confusing - I can't seem to find anything that
> it's obviously the *system* firmware, only entries like "Firmware for
> Rack&  Tower LCD UPS" and " Firmware for Local Console Manager".
>
> - Toralf
>
>


What's the model and type? It should be xxxx-yyy where x can be 0-9 and y can be 0-9 & A-z.  You can find it on the front of the chassis.


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