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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 <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
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,
> > 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 https://suse.uni-leipzig.de/netbsd/
> 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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