I asked five questions, you answered two of them:
Q: Do you have any idea what this "black screen with a Big Floppy image" might be? BIOS/firmware on your PC? Something else?
Q: Exactly what type and model# is your server?
Do you have the motherboard/system manual for this server?
Q: If your BIOS has logging, do you have it enabled?
Q: Exactly what architecture is your SuSE 10.3? Could you run "uname -a" and cut/paste the results?
Q: Do you have any colleagues (a system administrator, perhaps) who can help you troubleshoot?
That led me to your post here, on the IBM Developerworks forum:
x3650 M2 installing suse Ent 10 SP3 - Red Hat 5.4
Posted: Aug 10, 2010 03:38:50 PM
I kinda tired trying to install Suse 10 SP3 and Red Hat 5.4 on this system it just has network cables and cables fro KVM
what happens it server install OKs, but when I rebooted the first time it won't boot when it's supposed to load the OS it shows a black screen with a big floppy image saying to insert floppy and press F1
I have to press Alt-Cont-Del to reboot the server and it boots ok but I reboot again from OS it again shows the black screen
looks weird for me that I've tried 2 OSs and same issue I even remove the Fiber Channel Cards to avoid any conflict and still same issue
I got 2 other system that have windows 2008 working as expected
Please do this:
1. Review the instructions for installing Linux on an IBM x3650 blade:
2. Provide more details on the steps you took "preparing h/w", checking "BIOS update", configuring RAID (if applicable), etc
<= All per the above instructions on IBM's support site
3. Let us know how the actual OS install went
One additional question:
Q: Do you have a support contract with IBM?
Thank you in advance .. PSM