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Old 04-29-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
yoshiegg
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Fresh Linux (Debian and CentOS) install does not boot


I am trying to install either Debian or CentOS on a home server (Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX100 S3). I first tried installing Debian. The whole installation was successful (including grub). But after rebooting, the OS would not boot up. My partition was the default setting for new users:

/dev/sda1 primary /root
/dev/sda5 logical (swap)

I also tried:

/dev/sda1 primary /boot (bootable, ext3, 200MB)
/dev/sda2 primary / (not-bootable, ext3, remaining FREE SPACE)
/dev/sda5 logical (swap) (not-bootable)

After booting, it gets to Intel Boot Agent and says it can't boot from media. I even tried disabling the DVD drive as a boot option. There is another device listed in boot options but the name is so ambiguous (IBA GE Slot 0200 v1372), I don't even know for sure if it refers to the hard drive.

I then tried CentOS, and the same problem occurred. I have looked around this website, some other StackExchange websites, and also general internet searching, and it seems that my problem is related to the boot process.

My problem is that I just don't know exactly where to begin looking. This is my first time setting up a Linux OS on a physical machine. Am I correct in assuming it is not reaching the BootLoader program properly? Or could this problem be caused by other things (ie, hardware)?
 
Old 04-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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After booting, it gets to Intel Boot Agent and says it can't boot from media.
Reboot, enter BIOS, change boot order to boot hard disk before Intel Boot Agent?
 
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Reboot, enter BIOS, change boot order to boot hard disk before Intel Boot Agent?
There are only two options in my boot order, the dvd drive and what I am assuming is the hard drive. I tried making the hard drive the first one but the same problem still exists.
 
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Crap. See http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-008018.htm but be aware that flashing firmware may have Interesting Results so maybe check with Fujitsu support first.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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Hello yoshiegg,

Did you get this working? I'm a few weeks off from being in a position to buy this model of server (as a home server) to install one or the other OS's as you've outlined! Please let me know how it went and, if successful, what solutions were needed. I'd be ever so warmly grateful.
 
  


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