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

Mon Sep 8 14:48:09 UTC 2014
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

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

> A lack of updates can also mean that there is a lack of effort or
> is tracking down and fixing bugs, or not a large enough customer base with
> the same bugs to generate sufficient, actionable, bug reports, it is not
> necessarily or even primarily a signal of quality.

I might also point out that there are really *not* a lot of BIOS
manufacturers. AMI, and - is Phoenix still doing them? - and Dell claims
it's got its own, but who knows what they've rebranded. Once you consider
that, then you need to consider the board maker. Some seem to do a lot
better job of qa/qc than others. For example, some folks here like
Supermicro, where I *REALLY* don't - many of our Penguins, which are
rebranded SuperMicro, have a *lot* of issues with the m/b.