[CentOS] X330 Keyboard/box dies on install 4.0, not on 3.4

Thu Apr 21 23:48:43 UTC 2005
Graham Johnston <johnstong at westmancom.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Karl S. Katzke
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 5:57 PM
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: [CentOS] X330 Keyboard/box dies on install 4.0, not on 3.4
> I've got a handful of IBM X330's at my colo and another couple at the 
> office for testing purposes. Currently, they're running 
> CentOS 3.4 and 
> are very happy doing so. The 3.4 install was perfectly seamless.
> When I tried to upgrade one of my test machines to 4.0, the keyboard 
> died once I got into the install every single time once I boot to 
> anaconda from the CD. It dies as soon as the blue-background screen 
> appears, and it dies no matter which selection I choose at isolinux. 
> (I'm sure the system isn't locked because the keyboard is 
> dead while the 
> SCSI driver is loading, and the system keeps chugging along happily 
> until it needs input.)
> The CD passes all of the tests I can apply to it, from 
> checksum to media 
> check, and has been used to install a half dozen machines 
> both before or 
> since. I also downloaded a new ISO from a different mirror 
> and reburnt 
> another one; it's most certainly the install package. The box itself 
> runs 3.4 quite happily. Note that x330s use IBM's cable-chaining 
> technology, which is great if you've got a tiny colo rack 
> with a lot of 
> servers in it like I do, since I don't have to have a KVM.
> So what changed in the install process? How can I get this 
> resolved well 
> enough to be able to use the CentOS 4 CDs? both the 3.4 and 
> 4.0 install  
> I realize that I could reaim my repository and upgrade to 4 
> via yum, but 
> that's a pain if I'm having to bring a whole box back up from 
> scratch... 
> not to mention a nice hit to my bandwidth bill at my colo.
> Suggestions? Ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Karl Katzke

	I am not sure that it is the x330.  We also have half a dozen
x330s and although I don't have centos 4 on all of them I am confident
that we have successfully installed centos 4 at least three times on
this server.  We are also using the dvi like breakout cable, and it
attaches to an HP cat5 kvm.