2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2011 2:19 PM by nethic

    Grub and S5000PSL


      I have just gotten this motherboard and have 8gb of 1x8 fb-dimms ddr2 and  dual quad xeon e5345 chips, I can't seem to get grub to work on this system while lilo and freebsd's boot loaders work, does any one else have this problem. Also has any one managed to get Solaris 11 working on this motherboard s/and/or processor combo.  I'm kinda puzzeled to why it wont start, as it gives me no error codes or output to work with it simply sits at 'GRUB'


      Any information pertaining to this would be helpfull, will update this thred with board model # and stuff when I get home .

        • 1. Re: Grub and S5000PSL

          As I said prior I would get the boards details.


          System Bios: V S5000.86B.10.00.0081

          Build Date: 08/17/2007

          Board Part Number: D44771-805

          Board Serial Number: QSSL73201090

          System Part Number: C2001

          System Serial Number:A0047780

          Chassis Part Number:C2001

          Chassis Serial Number:C2001

          BMC Firmware Revision: 0.59

          HSC Firmware Revision: 0.00

          SDR Revision: SDR Package 42

          UUID: D3E6ED81479811DCAF6A00151730A1D4



          dmidecode -q output


          BIOS Information
                  Vendor: Intel Corporation
                  Version: S5000.86B.10.00.0081.081720071348
                  Release Date: 08/17/2007
                  Address: 0xE8000
                  Runtime Size: 96 kB
                  ROM Size: 4096 kB
                          PCI is supported
                          PNP is supported
                          BIOS is upgradeable
                          BIOS shadowing is allowed
                          Boot from CD is supported
                          Selectable boot is supported
                          EDD is supported
                          Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
                          8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                          Serial services are supported (int 14h)
                          CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                          ACPI is supported
                          USB legacy is supported
                          LS-120 boot is supported
                          ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
                          BIOS boot specification is supported
                          Function key-initiated network boot is supported
                          Targeted content distribution is supported
                  BIOS Revision: 10.0
                  Firmware Revision: 0.0


          I don't know if this will help with the diagnosis of my situation

          I also wanted to know if it would be safe to upgrade the bios, on boot it says the Bios is a American Megatrends Bios branded Rackable Systems and the board is intel, would the intel firmware on the intel site be safe to use?  I don't want to brick this system as I just got it lol

          • 2. Re: Grub and S5000PSL

            As per this link



            The issue is that the grub2 don't play well with this board. So as in the link the fix is to use a older version of grub . I did this and all works well with Solaris 11 on this system =D