ubuntu 10.4 x86_64 IBM x3400 M3

J dreadpiratejeff at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 10:59:23 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 01:04, Richard Gliebe <richard.gliebe at fhv.at> wrote:

> After rebooting, the IBM Server won't boot the ubuntu installation
> (black screen - no error messages)

What exactly happens?  Describe everything you see... do you mean you
choose a boot option from Grub and then get black screen? Or do you
mean it POSTs and then black screen?  There's a difference there...

> I've also tried the 32 bit version of ubuntu-8.04.4 (32+64 bit).
> install process could not find the CDROM driver -> abort.

that's pretty old and probably has no support for the components in
the newer System X hardware... I'd be surprised if it even had support
for the new ServeRAID cards, honestly...

Speaking of which, you mentioned ServeRAID... do you ACTUALLY have a
plug in ServeRAID card?  Which one?  Or does that system also have
BIOS configured HostRAID and you're actually using that?  that can
cause issues as well...

> Are there any hints for installing ubuntu 10.4 64bit on this Server?

It should just work... However, the one certified by Canonical is the
x3400, not the M3 model, and since you said Debian also fails on this
system, sounds like there may be a Debian bug (which makes it an
Ubuntu bug as well)...

But it would help if you could describe, detailed, step by step the
boot process you are seeing, as there MANY places the boot can fail...

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