James, Actually we noticed that we've been running some old setup for our PXE boot/kickstart setup, so we're going to try just doing it with UEFI and see where that gets us. PEV ________________________________ From: James Peltier <james_peltier at sfu.ca> Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:47 AM To: Virgo, Paul E. (GSFC-610.2)[ADNET SYSTEMS INC]; CentOS mailing list Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [CentOS] Install of CentOS 7.6 On Dell PowerEdge R830 Hangs ________________________________________ From: CentOS <centos-bounces at centos.org> on behalf of mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us> Sent: July 3, 2019 7:41 AM To: Virgo, Paul E. (GSFC-610.2)[ADNET SYSTEMS INC]; CentOS mailing list Subject: Re: [CentOS] Install of CentOS 7.6 On Dell PowerEdge R830 Hangs Virgo, Paul E. \(GSFC-610.2\)\[ADNET SYSTEMS INC\] via CentOS wrote: > All, > > Seems like the latest CentOS 7.6 and I are not playing well together, > these days. > > I'm attempting to use our pxeboot setup to install the latest CentOS 7 on > a Dell PowerEdge R830. The install starts then gets to a certain point and > hangs. That certain point is: FADT indicates ASPM is unsupported, using > BIOS configuration > > > Now I've tried to see where the Active Server Power Management setting is > in the BIOS, but have had no luck whatsoever. Any thoughts or ideas?? > Not that I'm enamored of it, but why BIOS and not UEFI? Dell's running newer m/b that like UEFI over BIOS. Also, have you looked in the BIOS to see what those settings are? mark Try updating the BIOS/UEFI image first. Dell has been notorious for requiring BIOS updates for things like video cards and microprocessor code updates. You may have to install a newer BIOS before you can get the OS on.