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DL580G3 / DL585 pxe kickstart problems RedHat linux

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DL580G3 / DL585 pxe kickstart problems RedHat linux

The DL580G2 works fine and DL380G4 with our kickstart configuration, but the DL580G3 and DL585 both die with Array Controller errors.

There was a similar problem that I found in the archives with a DL360. The solution was to downgrade the system firmware. That's not a possibility with the 580 G3 or 585. The latest is the only firmware.

See below for output

HP UNDI PXE-2.1 v7.7.8

Copyright (C) 2000,2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

All rights reserved.

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 13 21 XX XX XX GUID: 33363436 3336 4236 3530 464246524C57

CLIENT IP: 10.209.XX.XX MASK: 255.255.XX.XX DHCP IP: 10.209.XX.XX

GATEWAY IP: 10.209.XX.XX 10.209.XX.XX

PXELINUX 1.74 2002-06-01 Copyright (C) 1994-2002 H. Peter Anvin

UNDI data segment at: 00095590

UNDI data segment size: 4DF0

UNDI code segment at: 0009A380

UNDI code segment size: 4EAC

PXE entry point found (we hope) at 9A38:00D6

My IP address seems to be XXXXXXXX 10.209.XX.XX


TFTP prefix:

Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/XXXXXXXX


Loading rhas3.0p6/vmlinuz..................

Loading rhas3.0p6/initrd.img............


Failed to free base memory, sorry...

1706-Smart Array 6XX Controller Extended BIOS Data Area Memory Corrupted.
Array Controller Interrupt 13h BIOS Cannot Continue.
System Halted.
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Re: DL580G3 / DL585 pxe kickstart problems RedHat linux

Solution was to update pxelinux.0 to the latest version. Not sure why this was causing an issue, but it worked.