From: Roger (grunky_at_rockriver.net)
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 17:59:05 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I downloaded the netinstall cd off this url
The machine its being installed on is a Supermicro p4sca machine. The
install went smoothly enough but after that things get complicated.
After booting up I get asked my standard post confiurations questions.
As I answer then - the machine reboots(feels almost like a power cycle -
screen goes black, you hear a beep).. Thinking this was a fluke I
rebooted - began entering my info, timezone, user info - etc.. And the
machine reboots agian. The third time I just let it reboot and did
nothing. Still the machine reboots after about 20 to 30 seconds.
I re-burned the cd, re-installed - deleteing the partition table- still
same result - a spontanious reboot during post install setup.. This
machine had been a perfectly happy RH9 box before but decided to switch
After looking around I found this bug report
After upgrading the bios and dinkering w/ some bios settings - relating
to RAID and SATA I re-installed. Same problem.... I tried combine
mode, sata only, enhanced mode.... no dice.
I've also tried the net install image listed here
After downloading this image the machine doesn't even recognise the cd
as a bootable cd. Toss in a RH9 or Fedora cd and away it goes.
Interestingly the machine will boot just fine into recovery mode.. If I
boot into recovery mode, then type
the machine reboots shortly their after. Anyone using a Supermicro box
run into this problem or have any luck getting around this?
P.S. As a last ditch effort I tried the bizcard install aswell - still
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