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Firmware Maintenance cd v8.0 stuck on black screen

Ronald van der Putte
Occasional Contributor

Firmware Maintenance cd v8.0 stuck on black screen

We seem to have problems with the latest firmware maintenance disk.

It starts fine, but after detecting devices and loading software (4 steps progress bar) the screen turns black and we only hae a mouse cursor. This is where normally the language selection English/Japanese screen comes up. When we boot directly from the iso mounted as a virtual device, we do not have this problem.

We downloaded the image a couple of times, burnt several cd's, but no go.

Has anyone else experienced this?
3 REPLIES
Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Maintenance cd v8.0 stuck on black screen

Hi,

this is probably caused of a Linux kernel panic(FW CD is linux based).

I assume you have 2 CPUs, so take one processor out, update the FW(system ROM is important), then return the 2nd one in the server.

Pac
Peter_497
Advisor

Re: Firmware Maintenance cd v8.0 stuck on black screen

Nice one:-)!

We have more than 500 Dual and Quad core systems........... Same problem as Ronald.

Somebody with a other solutions?
Mihai Lazar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Firmware Maintenance cd v8.0 stuck on black screen

I have tried it on two DL580 G5 and I have the same thing.

I have presed CTL+ALT+F1 and CTL+ALT+F2 (Linux way of switching between virtual terminals) and I got an error message like:

RADEON: Faild to set up write-combining range (0xd8000000, 0x4000000)
Can't find: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/xkbcombp
....

Any ideas.

Mihai