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Old 01-29-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
drugsorjesus
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Dell Optiplex GX260 Debian Installer


Just in the process of installing debian in a bunch of Optiplex GX260's. I'll keep you up to date on progress... anyone had any success stories??
 
Old 03-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hi,

I too am trying to get Debian (Etch) running on my Dell GX260, but I am running into kernel panics on boot up.

My system:
1 Gb RAM
1 36 Gb SCSI (Adaptec 2490UW) main linux installation
1 40 Gb IDE (Windows XP installation)
Nvidia GeForce pci video card

What is your system configuration? Is it working?

Thanks,
Duane
 
Old 03-03-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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I wonder if it would be a similar issue many of us have run into installing Linux (including Debian) on the Optiplex 320..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o.conf-614053/


As you can see form my post in the thread the only way I got debian working was to use LILO rather than GRUB and add pci=nomsi to the boot information...

let us know if you get your issue resolved..
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #5
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Dell Optiplex GX260 Debian Installer (Solved?)

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I wonder if it would be a similar issue many of us have run into installing Linux (including Debian) on the Optiplex 320..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o.conf-614053/


As you can see form my post in the thread the only way I got debian working was to use LILO rather than GRUB and add pci=nomsi to the boot information...

let us know if you get your issue resolved..
Hi,

I do not know if our issues are related, but I was able to get my system to boot, after removing my PCI NVidia 5200 graphics card kinda a sour victory.

I am willing to try to debug this issue further, but have no idea _how_ to do such a thing. If I put the graphics card in, the system simply will not boot, and the diagnostic messages come too fast (and many) to properly report them.

Thanks,
Duane
 
Old 12-29-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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Try flashing the BIOS with the latest firmware. This worked for me.
http://support.dell.com/support/down...89214&vercnt=7
 
  


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