[Server-devel] XS software compatibility question

Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect) ABerkowitz at schools.nyc.gov
Mon May 19 16:41:24 EDT 2008

I tried stock Fedora 7.

It still hangs. It hangs after being prompted for the keyboard language.
That is exactly where it hung using the OLPC installer.

There is no problem seeing the drives. I was able to change the
partition table using Gparted. So I don't think the problem is RAID
controller compatibility.

I've tried several different keyboards. The keyboards seem to work fine.
But the system hangs after being asked for the keyboard type (language).

Any suggestions.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Watlington [mailto:wad at laptop.org] 
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 1:07 PM
To: Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect)
Cc: John Watlington; Martin Langhoff; kim at laptop.org; server-devel
Subject: Re: XS software compatibility question

Can you try installing stock Fedora 7 on them ?

I suspect that the disk drive controllers are too new for Fedora7...


On May 19, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect) wrote:

> We received the new servers for the pilot school.
> However, I think there may be a compatibility issue.
> When the installer reaches the blue screen  (olpc-install), the 
> machine just hangs. <ctrl><alt><del>, the server reboots. Nothing else

> I've pressed does anything. I did try another keyboard with the same 
> results.
> This server is LINUX compatible and can be shipped from the factory 
> with LINUX.
> It is a Dell 300 with
> 2 Gig RAM
> Dual 500Gig drives with RAID-1.
> Dell SAS 6 Host Bus Adapter BIOS
> MTPBIOS (2007.09.29)
> Do you have any suggestions?
> Thank you.
> Andrew Berkowitz
> 2 MetroTech Center, Suite 3900
> Brooklyn, NY 11201
> aberkowitz at schools.nyc.gov
> 718-935-5471

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