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Pinned topic Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

‏2012-01-30T22:14:59Z |
Hello *,

I have over 140 x335 runing Debian Lenny and Squeeze but now, gotten a bunch of x335, I can not ore install Debian on it, because it reject the LSI 53c1020...

I have already copied the tg3_tso.bin firmware manualy to get the Broadcom card installed without an warnings, but the LSI controller drive me crazy

I get tonns of:

Jan 30 14:21:30 kernel: http:// 276.728026 end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

$ lsmod |grep mpt
mptspi 9597 0
mptscsih 14370 1 mptspi
mptbase 43816 2 mptspi,mptscsih
scsi_transport_spi 14858 0 mptspi
scsi_mod 102061 7 mptspi,mptscsih,scsi_transport_spi,usb_storage,sg,sr_mod,libata

$ dmesg |grep mpt
http:// 94.656803 Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.12
http:// 94.698935 Fusion MPT SPI host driver 3.04.12
http:// 94.698998 mptspi 0000:01:01.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
http:// 94.699095 mptbase: ioc0: initiating bringup
http:// 134.688010 mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - Doorbell ACK timeout (count 4999), IntStatus=80000000!
http:// 135.796011 mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - Diagnostic reset FAILED! (102h)
http:// 135.796016 mptbase: ioc0: WARNING - NOT READY WARNING!
http:// 135.796020 mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - didn't initialize properly! (-1)
http:// 135.796079 mptspi: probe of 0000:01:01.0: failed with error -1

Any ideas how to solv this problem?

Thanks
Michelle
Updated on 2012-03-23T17:20:11Z at 2012-03-23T17:20:11Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

    ‏2012-01-31T21:06:33Z  in response to itsystems@tdnet
    This isn't an official solution, but it might solve your problem.

    I found a web site that provides unofficial installation of CDs with various firmware included.
    http://blog.einval.com/2010/12/15

    This may help you get things started. Be aware that this site is all unofficial, so exercise caution. I've never been bitten by one of these sorts of downloads... they are put out by helpful people to lend a hand as part of the open-source community. However, I'd probably give my system a scan the first time just to be safe and show I'd done my due diligence.

    Let me know if this helps.
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      Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

      ‏2012-02-03T15:35:17Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Thankyou,

      but itt seems I have to use the Server Guide 7.1 CD which I do not find on the IBM Website
      If I try to use 7.4.xx I get an error, that my 335 is not supported...

      Same for the 235 and 345.

      Does someone know, where I an get the Server Guide 7.1 and *NOT ServeRAID 7.1*?

      Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
      Michelle Konzack

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        Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

        ‏2012-02-03T16:07:32Z  in response to itsystems@tdnet
        According to IBM ServerGuide I think you should use V7.4 (and not V7.4.16) for the 335. I don't see 235 or 435 listed there. What are the four-digit machine types for these others?

        Ian Shields
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          Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

          ‏2012-02-14T04:26:32Z  in response to ishields
          335: 8676
          345: 8670

          Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
          Michelle Konzack

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        Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

        ‏2012-02-14T17:31:51Z  in response to itsystems@tdnet
        Version 7.1 of the Server Guide CD is no longer available. You might be able to find someone with an old copy, but it's not available from IBM.

        Did you try one of the images with the included firmware?

        Edited by: cmwaldenatx_admin on Feb 14, 2012 12:31 PM
        Updated on 2012-02-14T17:31:51Z at 2012-02-14T17:31:51Z by SystemAdmin
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          Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

          ‏2012-02-21T13:52:49Z  in response to SystemAdmin
          Sorry for the delay.

          What do you mean with: "Did you try one of the images with the included firmware?"

          Now I have following ISO images and will try one after one:

          IBM_ServeRAID_Support_CD_v7.00.iso
          IBM_ServerGuide_Setup_and_Installation_CD_7.4.iso
          IBM_ServeRAID_Support_CD_v7.12.14.iso

          However, currently I use a 8676-*L1X* which works perfectly, but the
          8676-*61X* continue to drive me crazy. The weird thing is, that there is
          NO possibility to go into the Raid Controller Setup using <CTRL><C>.

          I have more then one 8676-*61X* and the others are working fine.

          Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
          Michelle Konzack

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            Re: Can not more install Debian/Squeeze on x335

            ‏2012-03-23T17:20:11Z  in response to itsystems@tdnet
            There was a link in a previous post which seemed similar to your situation. In that link they discussed that the Linux boot disk might be lacking the correct firmware to talk to the disk hardware. Someone had put together some alternative boot disks that included the firmware, though it is an unofficial installation disk.

            As hardware ages some of the original resources become less available and one usually has to try some alternative approaches. If the ISO images you have aren't working, we're going to have to break down the tasks that you want to perform and may need to use different tools than the original IBM offerings.

            Since these issues seem to be pre-Linux issues, you might also want to check with the IBM Systems forum, as they may have some better hardware specific options.