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Old 07-06-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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IBM Netfinity 5000 server

Hello all,

I was fortunate enough to come in to possession of a Netfinity 5000 server. When I got the server I thought that this would be a great little web server and file server. I figured I would use red hat 9. The problem I have is when the system is booting I get a message that says that processor 1 and processor 2 do not support stepping. Any ideas as to what this is? The two processors are both P3 700, and it has approx 700mb of ram and 4 SCSI hard drives. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Old 07-06-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Check to see if it has the latest bios version. The flash bios is downloadable from IBM. I have SLES8 running on a similar unit. You could also try SuSE 8.2
Old 07-09-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help.

You are right, I updated the bios and I did get it running, granted I also had a bad stick of ram that I didn't know I had, but after replacing it, lo and behold it worked. After formating the 250g hard drive I got redhat 9 to install just fine. Again thanks for the help


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