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DL360 G9 errors - Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042

 
mssyhl
Occasional Visitor

DL360 G9 errors - Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042

Hello

i Have installed Ubuntu On my Server, Via iLo Advanced Through an iso

but i keep geting "Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042" and the system wont boot

please help ?

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: DL360 G9 errors - Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042

If you search through the forums you will see this is a common message.  The Linux kernel is looking for a PS/2 port which Gen9 ProLiant servers do not have.   This just happens to be the last message on your screen before the kernel video frame buffer / KMS takes over and is not the issue.  Good chance the system is booting, you are just not able to see what is on the screen. Try adding 'nomodeset' on your kernel boot line. You will need to experiment with video resolution options to set one the kernel and the monitor are happy with.

 

 

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mssyhl
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Re: DL360 G9 errors - Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042

Thanks A lot for your help

but any idea how do i add 'nomodeset' on my kernel boot line?

 

mssyhl
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL360 G9 errors - Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042

can i buy a PS/2 card and install it in  the server will it work ?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: DL360 G9 errors - Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042


@mssyhl wrote:

can i buy a PS/2 card and install it in  the server will it work ?


This is not really an error, it's just an informational message.  The server doesn't have a PS/2 controller and doesn't need one.  If you are having a server issue this is not the root of the problem, this is just the last message you see on the screen.  From the grub (or syslinux) menu you need to edit the boot line and add the nomodeset option.  Refer to your OS documentation on howto change or make boot options permanent

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