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Re: kern/44886: Support for Dell PowerEdge M710

The following reply was made to PR kern/44886; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/44886: Support for Dell PowerEdge M710
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:07:03 +0000

 On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 06:40:05AM +0000, wrote:
  >  > Some things to try if you get a chance:
  >  >
  >  >    - booting with acpi disabled (boot -2 from the bootloader)
  >  >    - booting uniprocessor (boot -1 from the bootloader)
  >  >    - booting with usb devices disabled (boot -c, then "disable usb"
  >  >      should do it)
  >  you can find the results at
  >  booting without any option, -1 and -2 results in the same problem. 
  >  "disable usb" has an other problem.
  >  the Dell PowerEdge M710 is a Blade and do not have any disk or floppy 
  >  device. the installation runs over the DRAC Management Card. It provide a 
  >  virtual console and a virtual dvd. maybe this device is an usb device so 
  >  the "disable usb" option is a problem.
 But, it does finish booting the kernel, so it seems reasonable to
 conclude that the problem is usb-related. (this is not exactly
 I can't think of anything else to try but doing a binary search
 disabling specific usb devices until you find the one that causes it
 to choke. But I'm not the usb expert, so maybe someone else will have
 a better idea...
 David A. Holland

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