IBM 3850 M2 and Ubuntu Hardy

Jimmy Stewpot qmail at
Wed May 14 14:20:09 UTC 2008

Jimmy Stewpot wrote:
> Hello,
> I have recently been trying to get Hardy working on an IBM 3850 M2
> server. In each case it locks up during the kernel boot process. I have
> tried pretty much every kernel boot append option that would normally
> assist in getting past the boot process with no luck
> (apic/noapic/noacpi/pci options/irc routing options etc).
> Each time it boots it always bombs at this section
> [   10.058737] PCI: Using configuration type 1
> The system is a 2 x Quad Core XEON system. Does anyone have any ideas or
> solutions on trying to install Hardy (i386 or x64) on this platform?
> Regards,
> Jimmy

To resolve this issue Ive done the following maxcpus=1 in the kernel 
append line. That allows the system to get through the install. Once the 
system is installed the system appears to boot and run fine without any 

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