[CentOS] getting Centos on "used" rackable systems 1U with dual Opteron 248 HE

RobertH roberth at abbacomm.net
Thu Jan 29 03:03:43 UTC 2009

hi there.

anyone have any tips on params to pass to the kernel etc in order to install
Centos4 or Centos5 32bit or 64 bit installed on this unit

i can get it close to install, yet no cigar.

it is a tyan MB and ill try to get more info if needed...

for this case, please assume for now that the hardware itself is not "bad"

thanks in advance...

 - rh

Rackable Systems Dual Opteron 2.0 GHz 1U Half-Depth Server 

General Features: 
No Server Operating System 
Dual AMD Opteron 246 HE (OSK246CMP5AU) 2.0 GHz processors 
120 GB IDE hard drive 
ATI Rage XL integrated video 
Broadcom BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet 

Motherboard Features: 
AMD-8111 chipset 
One (1) PCI-X riser slot 
Eight (8) DDR DIMM sockets  

Front I/O Ports: 
Two (2) PS/2 ports 
One (1) 15-pin VGA port 
One (1) 9-pin serial port  
Two (2) USB ports 
Two (2) RJ-45 Ethernet jacks 

Case Features: 
1U half-depth server chassis 
One (1) 3.5-inch drive bay 
Four rear cooling fans 
400-watt power supply 

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