[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS on Compaq ProLiant 1850R?

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Thu Dec 6 15:44:14 CET 2007

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 10:35:34AM +0100, Dijk, Michiel van [FDS] wrote:
> > Yep, let's do it. Does the board have a socketed BIOS so you can 
> > hot-swap it to have a backup chip stored away safely?
> The BIOS is a socketed chip yes (a PLCC, don't know what type).
> I need a replacement chip first so I can back-up the original.

If you can identify the current chip model we can suggest other
compatible models.

> > Please send the output of 'lspci -tvnn' and 'superiotool -dV' from 
> > your board (run it as root). Also, please run the 'getpir' tool and 
> > send us the irq_tables.c file which is generated by the tool.
> > We can make a patch with that information then, if you're willing to 
> > test it on your hardware.
> Ok, I will do that. Please give me some time to install Linux on the
> system (running FreeNAS = FreeBSD 6.2 at the moment).
> Would it be possible to use a LiveCD as well, or should I just
> install a full distro?

LiveCD will work just fine, as long as you can run those utilities.
lspci is included on many liveCDs, superiotool and getpir are not, so
you'll have to build those yourself.

> > Do you absolutely need the SCSI?
> I would prefer IDE, but since the manual of the server says IDE
> harddisks are not supported... I don't know if that's a BIOS
> problem or a hardware problem.

lspci output should answer this.


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