[CentOS] Install Centos 6 x86_64 on Dell PowerEdge 2970 and aSSD (hardware probing issues)

Sat Sep 6 20:42:08 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Sat, September 6, 2014 2:27 pm, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 09:46:36AM -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> But that is exactly what I said: if the hardware was released and sold
>> with this piece of crap BIOS, then you shouldn't be buying that junk in
>> the first place. Or at least stop buying the crap made by _this_
>> manufacturer in a future. I'm still not convinced. Any better reasons?
> In my experience, all code has bugs.  Instead of trying to find some
> vendor that has magically released hardware with bug-free firmware,

I've found a few: tyan for system board, 3ware and LSI for raid
controller, ATI for video card...

> choose vendors that make it relatively painless to apply the firmware
> updates under Linux.

This is only so for either very rich, who can afford to have stand by
hardware to replace bricked by flashing box, or very happy to the level
they don't care that the box will not come back up in next 5 min. I am
definitely neither of two...


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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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