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Re: IBM Netfinity 5000

Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>    I have an old Netfinity 5000 server that used to run WinNT and I'd
> like to install Fedora on it, any "recent" version would do (basically,
> from 10 up).  I started with a Fedora 12 DVD and it booted partway ...
> froze, then the screen said 'Cannot find root partition.'  So I decided
> to try a Fedora 10 disc instead, same result.  Tried using an F10 LIVE
> KDE disk, same thing.  It just won't boot up.
>    Hardware wise, it has 2 SCSI drives in it, and an IDE DVD drive.  A
> dual head Matrox card has been put in to replace the original planar
> video on the board.  Any suggestions where I should start diagnosing
> this beast?  Thanks!

It sounds like a problem in detecting the DVD drive. Strange, if it
is just IDE.

I woud try some other Live distribution, just to have more data
(does if fail? what kind of controller does it see? ...).
Old glorious Knoppyx, for example.

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it

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