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HP ProLiant DL 385 G2 Redhat Enterprise Linux x86 64 ES SMP not booting

 
Wade Neuwirth
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HP ProLiant DL 385 G2 Redhat Enterprise Linux x86 64 ES SMP not booting

I have read that there is an issue installing RHEL x86 64 ES on this server. This box has 2 x Dual Core AMD Opteron CPU's I can boot with one CPU. If I attempt to boot in SMP mode I get a kernel panic. I saw this note about issues with installing this on Proliant servers (http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/k8-notes.html#rhel4u4x64). I have updated the BIOS on this box and it does not have an option that even remotely resembles the Linux x86_64 HPET option as outlied in this note. I have added the pci=nommconf to the kernel boot string in the grub.conf. This has been a pretty awful installation so far.
Any help would get my lifelong gratitude. I am about ready to throw this server in the trash, it's been that bad.

Warmest regards,
Wade