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    Install Fedora on Xserve, part III

    4elements | web design The Hague blog • Install Fedora on Xserve, part III

    Installation: Fedora 11 on my xserve1,1 (model 2006)

    // This installation is for Xserve1,1 2006 models only, it uses a 32BIT EFI. The Xserve2,1 2008 models uses a 64BIT EFI and requires an other installation approach.
    // But If you need help, Xserve1,1 or Xserve2,1, I can help.

    Here is my solution how I got Fedora 11 x86_64 on my Xserve1,1.
    But first of all I want to thank pxwpxw from ubuntuforums, he helped me a lot.

    First some downloads we need:
    Download 1: Fedora 11 Live CD Fedora 11 Live CD (X86_64) and burn the CD at 4x speed.
    Download 2: Latest refit for mac refit.dmg.
    Download 3: Grub settings and files grub.zip.

    Pre work:
    Step 01: Install refit.
    Step 02: After installation you will see a folder named "efi" on your HD.
    Step 03: Open your terminal, go into root by su root enter your root password, than type bash /efi/refit/enable-always.sh and press enter, this will show you the grub screen at system boot.
    Step 04: While the Xserve1,1 only uses the 32bit efi we need a 32bit grub.efi file.
    Step 05: Unpack the downloaded grub.zip file and place 'grub-dumpbios' file and 'grubefi-karmic' folder into your "efi" folder. Efi will automatically detect the grub files and settings.
    Step 06: Open grub.cfg with your favorite text editor (I use BBedit)

    grub.cfg

    # grub.cfg pxw 20090623

    timeout=20
    default=0

    set F1=ctrl-x
    set F2=ctrl-c
    set color_normal=yellow/blue

    menuentry "Fedora-11-x86_64-Live CD boot" {
    fakebios
    root=cd0
    linux /isolinux/vmlinuz0 root=CDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64-Live rootfstype=auto ro liveimg rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset
    initrd /isolinux/initrd0.img
    }
    menuentry "REBOOT" {
    reboot
    }

    If you like you can make an extra partition from your startup HD (100GB will be enough for Mac OS X and the rest can be used for fedora)


    The installation:
    Step 07: Insert your Fedora live CD.
    Step 08: Restart your computer and wait till you see the grub screen.








    Step 09: Pick the grub button, that's the icon right from the Apple logo.
    Step 10: Pick "Fedora-11-x86_64-Live CD boot" from your list.








    Step 11: Let the boot codes roll, there will be some warning messages, not fatal and wait till you get to the #root@localhost:
    Step 12:

    [root@localhost]#
    [root@localhost]# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "fbdev driver"
    Driver "fbdev"
    EndSection
    (control+o is save and control+x is close)

    [root@localhost]# exit

    Step 13: Fedora Live CD will now show the graphical interface, all will work.
    Step 14: Install fedora on your HD, choose your partition and press install (let me know and I can help you picking the right partition). Be aware: HardDisk 1 will be "sda" HardDisk 2 will be "sdb" You need to remember 2 sections. "/boot" partition (most of the time "sba3") and the OS partition "/" (This depands on your partition).

    Step 15: After installation reboot into Mac OS X.
    Step 16: Open your grub.cfg and add the following to the current list of menuentry.

    menuentry "Fedora 11 x86_64 HD boot to enter fbdev" {
    fakebios
    root=hd0,3
    linux /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64 root=/dev/sda6 ro rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset
    initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64.img
    }

    You notice the "hd0,3", this is the /boot partition and "/dev/sda6" this is the OS partition (sda6 is my os partition, change it to yours) Save grub.cfg

    Step 17: Restart your computer and follow step 08 till 11.
    Step 18:

    [root@localhost]#
    [root@localhost]# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "fbdev driver"
    Driver "fbdev"
    EndSection
    (control+o is save and control+x is close)

    [root@localhost]# reboot

    Step 19: At the grub menu pick the OSX icon to boot Mac OS X.
    Step 20: Open grub.cfg and add the following to the menuentry.
    Step 21:

    menuentry "Fedora 11 x86_64 HD Final Boot" {
    fix_video
    fakebios
    root=hd0,3
    linux /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64 root=/dev/sda6 nomodeset xdriver=fbdev ro acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb noefi
    initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64.img
    }

    Step 22: Restart and boot into Fedora, see step 10. But than pick "Fedora 11 x86_64 HD Final Boot"
    Step 23: You're done.

    martijn broeders

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    martijn broeders
    April 09, 2013 at

    Hello Dimitri, The latest Fedora 18 could be installed easily (use an USB instead of CD, there is a small bug in UEFI boot from CD). Making installing proxmox no problem.

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    Dimitri
    April 01, 2013 at

    May be you have a tutorial for an xserve 3.1 quad-core intel xeon? I would like to install proxmox on an xserve. On windows machine is no problem. But we have xserve with an raid. So you can help me, this ist great. thanks

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    Cathleen
    December 04, 2011 at

    A wonderful job. Super helpful information.

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    Martijn Broeders
    March 30, 2011 at

    Hello Andrea, You're welcome grin.That would be nice. (My name linked to this blog?)

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    Andrea Posarelli
    March 30, 2011 at

    Martin!!! You are a great Man! Thanks to you and your precious hints I'm able to install Proxmox on my Xserve 1,1 for a little virtualisation cluster!!!I never enough thank you!Can I mention your name in my blog? I'm starting to writing an article on my experience...

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    Muishgelo
    September 30, 2010 at

    Well said; I could not have said it better myself

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    Martijn Broeders
    April 12, 2010 at

    Hello Christopher, You're welcome and thank you of course for mentioning me.Kind regards, Martijn

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    Christopher
    April 12, 2010 at

    Hi Sir Martin,I had already created my blogs a couple of weeks now,and I included you in the aknowledgements.What I'd accomplished was booting my Machine Xserve it in Fedora Live CD and still trying to boot it permanently in linux or what you called "single boot on Fedora"http://cobecoballes-linux.blogspot.com/2010/02/booting-fedora-livecd-in-apple-xserve.htmlMany thanksChristopher of Bicol

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 20, 2010 at

    Hello Lid,You're welcome. I never tried to install RHEL, I only know it needs a complete other setup to install. Sorry but I can't help you with this..But if you succeed, could you mail it to me, or post it here in the blog?Good luck, Kind regards, Martijn

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    lid
    February 20, 2010 at

    Hey Martijn, thanks for the guide.Using the grub.zip that you provided, I was able to boot Ubuntu 9.10 client, Ubuntu 9.10 server, and the Fedora 11 x86_64 livecd. However, I have not been able to boot Redhat (RHEL 5.4 Server, RHEL 5.4 client, and RHEL 4.8 AS). It seems to get stuck in grub… hanging after it displays this:—– [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x1d5c1c] Video mode: 1280×1024-32@60 Display controller: 3:0.0 Device id: 7146102 VMEM(0): 0×8000000 MMIO(2): 0×90920000 Frame buffer base: 0×80010000 Video line length: 5120 [Initrd, addr=0x5e185000, size=0x70ea0] —–Do you have any idea why it might hang here? I’ve copied the grub entries that I used below:menuentry “Fedora-11-x86_64-Live CD boot working” { fakebios root=cd0 linux /isolinux/vmlinuz0 root=CDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64-Live rootfstype=auto ro liveimg rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset initrd /isolinux/initrd0.img } menuentry “Ubuntu server 9.10 from cd working” { fakebios root=cd0 linux /install/vmlinuz priority=low vga=normal video=efifb initrd /install/ } menuentry “Ubuntu client 9.10 from cd workingish” { fakebios root=cd0 linux /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper priority=low vga=normal video=efifb initrd /casper/initrd } menuentry “RHEL 5.4 server – not working! ” { fakebios root=cd0 linux /isolinux/vmlinuz nomodeset rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb priority=low vga=normal initrd /isolinux/initrd.img }

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 15, 2010 at

    Hello Christopher, Install to hardrive is the LiveCD based installer. There you may or may not pick your own partition table for fedora. Or let the LiveCD do it for you.If you would only use fedora. (starting Apple with alt will always give you an option to boot Mac OS X)I personally never tested single boot of fedora.... So I am not sure if it works.That's ok, grinKind regards, Martijn

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    Christopher
    February 15, 2010 at

    Hello Sir Martin,Good Day.Another question, since I have made booting LiveCD successfully,the graphical display now appears(Fedora 11 -Live CD).I have seen an "Install to Hard drive" icons and when I click it proceeds to a usual installations-but I refrain then.Would I not face any problem or it is possible to install Linux OS from the LiveCD directly to my internal hard drive without any particular configurations like step 14-23 ? Just as if by any means I can boot Linux in Xserve permanentlMy apology, for my bulk of questionsThanksChristopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 15, 2010 at

    Hello Christopher, If you create your own partitions, step 14. Meaning: /tmp (2 x memory size) /usr (8 - 10 GB) /var (8 - 10 GB) /home (fill to max) / (5 GB) (look at the HD name = root is it sdb6 or any other) /boot (will be created, is it sdb3 or any other)info is needed to change your grub to point to the right HD partition sections.If you create an virtual partition than you need to point to that.Hope this helps. Kind regards Martijn

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    Christopher
    February 15, 2010 at

    Hello Sir MartinGood Day.Actually my OSX(this is my opetating system-nothing else) found in my SATA external drive(Portable USB) connected and running my Xserve.I had only one internal HD(but I'd partitioned it into two) in my Xserve.And I successfully booted the LiveCD as what you were mentioned in the tutorial step 1- 13(I am through with it).Now, my question is the appropriate grub.conf ( Step 14-23) in my case.Do I need to follow steps 1-13 or need to change it all the way.Bythe way, after following steps 1-13 and from 14 on to 18 it declares error "not found directory"( using the new grub.conf).ThanksChristopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 12, 2010 at

    - Fakebios is NOT needed for booting macosx. - On what disk do you have OSX installed.For booting OSX trough grub you could also try: (only works if you have ONE osx installation.menuentry "OSX" { search --set /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi chainloader /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi }But now you are ready to start the fedora LiveCD.

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    Christopher
    February 12, 2010 at

    P.S. I did not include this (or use root=hd1,5) just root=hd1,3and when I hit the menuentry tells an error " the disk cannot be found/inserted"again, thanksChristopher

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    February 12, 2010 at

    Hello Sir Martin,My apology, am a little bit confused.Scenario : My Xserve is running in OSX boot from a Portable USB Drive(Sata) and contain an internal HD (partitioned into two(2))I have completely and successfully followed Step number 1 up to 13.Using this grub.conf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ # grub.cfg pxw 20090623timeout=20 default=0set F1=ctrl-x set F2=ctrl-c set color_normal=yellow/bluemenuentry "Fedora-11-x86_64-Live CD boot" { fakebios root=cd0 linux /isolinux/vmlinuz0 root=CDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64-Live rootfstype=auto ro liveimg rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset initrd /isolinux/initrd0.img } menuentry "REBOOT" { reboot } ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------..and after exiting to the localhostroot# the graphic display appear and then I tried the installer-fedora found in the destktop to see the partitions: And it appear graphically like this shown below:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hard drives: dev/sda dev/sda1 EFI System partition 200MB dev/sda2 hfs 78839MB Free none 128MBdev/sdb free none 128MB dev/sdb3 vfat 95263MB free none 128MBMB dev/sdb3 vfat 95263MB ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So for step 14 to 19 this is now my grub.conf ,Sir how about the feakbios ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- menuentry “OSX Internal HD” { root=hd1,3 (or use root=hd1,5) chainloader /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi } ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------And for another follow up,what will be the equivalent grub for step 21 to 23Thanks again for the patienceChristopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 12, 2010 at

    To boot into OSX using Grub:# OSX may need a different path for Xserve menuentry "OSX" { search --set /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi chainloader /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi }For internal HD, you need to choose the right one, OSX on partition 1 = sdb3 and on partition 2 = sdb5So In your case:menuentry "OSX Internal HD" { root=hd1,3 (or use root=hd1,5) chainloader /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi }menuentry "OSX External HD" { root=hd0,2 chainloader /usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi }But to pich the right root hd, you could look it up while starting the computer and using the Grub screen.

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    Christopher
    February 12, 2010 at

    Hello Sir Martin,I have it almost done , but I want to ask you a question to be certain.Scenario: I am booting my MAC-OSX in USB portable drive , and an internal HD partition into two .When I saw a real screen(Graphical CD) appeared after I successfully done steps no 1-13.I have seen this partitions in the grahical interface[USB with OSX(clone)] Drive /dev/sda/(71860) Model... sda2 77389 MB[HD Partion into two] Drive /dev/sdb/(190780MB) Model... sdb3 (hfs type) sdb5(hfs type) 95263MB 95263MBSo on my step 16 , what will be my grub menu entr" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ root=hdx,y?... and /dev/sd (well i guess it is dev/sdb3- I want to boot on my first partitions) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Actually I have photos here screened shot in Live CD Fedora graphics.Again, thanksChristopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 11, 2010 at

    Your'e welcome grin

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    Christopher
    February 11, 2010 at

    Hi Sir Martin,Actually I have done all that previously but as what you had advise my previous trick wont except to use that LiveCD-that's great.So , I must tweak the start up (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) this is where I am concentrating now.I had partitioned my 180GB sata HD into two D-drive using "Disk Utility". I am cloning one 90GB for OSX 10.5( want to retain the original one if ever it fails) and the other 90GB d-drive for linux (root=/dev/sda6)After this,I am going to boot OSx in the first partition and follow steps 1-to 12 and tweak the Fedora installation to the 2nd partition(intended to linux OS) d-Drive...and Hope I could run now linux in my Xserve..Though its not totally complete, your suggestion Sir really helps.ThanksChristopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 11, 2010 at

    Hello Christopher,Well depends what you want to do with it... Mac os X 10.5 server needs at least 15 GB HD.What you could do is creating 2 partitions with "Disk Utility" You can do this without reformatting the HD.Let's say 40GB os x and 40GB fedora. If you want to use fedora for hosting I suggest a bigger HD (around 250 GB)Hope this helps...Kind regards, Martijn

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    Christopher
    February 11, 2010 at

    Thanks for the quick reply Sir Martin,Actually,I have one sata drive only (80 GB) just for the entire MAC OSX. So ,Do I required to have at least 2 partitions as was stated in "Step 14:" that I need higher disk capacity(sata)?Thanks for the patience.Christopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 10, 2010 at

    Hello Christopher,Sorry to say but you need the LiveCD, otherwise the trick won't work. You need to go into root prom to alter the Xstartup.Than you can start the LiveCD. No way you will get an install DVD to work, only a LiveCDGood luck.

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    Christopher
    February 10, 2010 at

    P.sSorry,I am using Intel Xserve for that setupThanksChristopher

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    Christopher
    February 10, 2010 at

    Hello Sir Martin,Good Day.I am using Xserve G5What I am doing now is,booting the Xserve with Linux (Fedora 11 CD not a LiveCD) permanently. My procedures: 1) I installed the refit 2) modified the grub.cfg yes, i used the nomodeset.What confuse me is that, it detects the hardware and then load the driver but it does not proceeds to the Anaconda graphics " Xstartup Failed" that was the error ,still it proceeded to a text base installations.->NTP ->Language/country ->password ->and the partitions(I choose to wipe out the entire disk) ->..and it continued the installations process g++ ..SELinux.. etc --> Booting==COMPLET INSTALLATIONS================ You have installed successfully Please reboot(to be brief) =================================But after booting the Xserve ..just appear a white screen and a mouse pointer -that was it.,.I am stuck now , my appreciation to those who could give a help===Grub Configurations============================= # grub.cfg pxw 20090316timeout=20 default=0set F1=ctrl-x set F2=ctrl-c set color_normal=yellow/bluemenuentry "0-testfakebios and Loading Kernel" { # for debugging set debug=efi hexdump -s 0xc0000 (mem) fakebios hexdump -s 0xc0000 (mem) # deliberate error to get wait for key #censored# fakebios root=cd0 linux /isolinux/vmlinuz root=CDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64 ro rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset initrd /isolinux/initrd.img }# Testing Linux-MAC booting menuentry "1-FEDORA 11 over LEOPARD" { fakebios root=cd0 splashimage=/EFI/BOOT/splash.xpm.gz linux /isolinux/vmlinuz root=CDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64 ro rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset initrd /isolinux/initrd.img}# Testing Linux-MAC booting #menuentry "Fedora-11-x86_64-Live CD boot v2" { # fakebios # root=cd0 # linux /isolinux/vmlinuz0 # rootoCDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64 # rootfstype=auto ro liveimg rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset # initrd /isolinux/initrd0.img #}menuentry "REBOOT" { reboot } ===========================================Thanks in advanceChristopher

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    Martijn Broeders
    February 09, 2010 at

    Hello Christopher,What is your xserve type? Did you try the option: nomodeset at the linux boot line.Also did you type this section without errors.[root@localhost]# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section "Device" Identifier "fbdev driver" Driver "fbdev" EndSectionLet me know if above has been checked.. Kind regards, Martijn

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    Christopher
    February 09, 2010 at

    Hi Sir,I have tried it and successfully loaded it(in my observations), but I have encoutered a problem..it says an error "X start up failed" though it turn into a text mode installations and end to a message of "complete successful" and when I rebooted X serve-I have seen a full white screen and the presence of mouse pointer.Noting that there is a mouse pointer somehow the Linux OS loads but graphics did not appear and I am sure because of "Xstart up failed" error.Some forum that I'd visited say 1)acpi= off ( but not fortunate when I tried this..) 2) using VNC ..? but I don't have an idea for now to tweak in kernel loading configurations3) xdriver=(driver) the same reason in # 2Anybody here could help me resolve this problem:ThanksChristopher

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    martijn Broeders
    November 19, 2009 at

    It could be that CD has an other name instead of cd0You could try: search --set /isolinux/vmlinuz0when you get into your refit menu you could try. ls (or ls -l) this will show you all available hardware...Or try http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995704&page=75 they have a nice forum where you can find some solutions.

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 19, 2009 at

    I am using ur grub.ziib file Mr. Martijn. smile

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 19, 2009 at

    Yap. I am using your grub.cfg File in the end of line before the bash shell, i got this messageCreate symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continueIn the message before the warning mesaage, i got this information from the verbose mode :Kernel=="hd[a-z]", BUS="ide", SYSFS{Removable}=="1", ATTRS{media}=="cdrom", PROGRAM="/lib/udev/vol_id -1 %N", RESULT=="Fedora-11-x86_64-Live", SYMLINK+="root"Kernel=="sr[0-9]", PROGRAM="/lib/udev/vol_id -1 %N", RESULT=="Fedora-11-x86_64-Live", SYMLINK+="root"Kernel=="scd[0-9]", PROGRAM="/lib/udev/vol_id -1 %N", RESULT=="Fedora-11-x86_64-Live", SYMLINK+="root"Kernel=="pcd[0-9]", PROGRAM="/lib/udev/vol_id -1 %N", RESULT=="Fedora-11-x86_64-Live", SYMLINK+="root"starting udevd creating devices Waiting for root to appearWarning : Cannot Find The Root File SystemShould i change the root=cd0 in the grub.cfg?

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    martijn Broeders
    November 19, 2009 at

    Hello Digit,Did you download my "grub.zip" file? The settings in that file are correct. Specially for the xserve1,1The code below should give you the right startup.menuentry "Fedora-11-x86_64-Live CD boot" { fakebios root=cd0 linux /isolinux/vmlinuz0 root=CDLABEL=Fedora-11-x86_64-Live rootfstype=auto ro liveimg rhgb single acpi=force irqpoll video=efifb nomodeset initrd /isolinux/initrd0.img }

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 19, 2009 at

    Hi Martijn, i frustate to write with nano when get into the shell in ubuntu. Because it's hard to type it when the screen is blinking so fast. and i cant see clearly the command. I try using Fedora 11 Live CD from ur tutorial, but ii get this warning messageWarning : Cannot find the Root File SystemI just get into the :bash-4.0#

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    martijn broeders
    November 17, 2009 at

    You're welcome DigitGood luck..

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 17, 2009 at

    Oke. I'll try Mr. martijn. Thanks a lot 4 ur attention and your help. Hope this will work. smile

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    martijn broeders
    November 17, 2009 at

    Ok perfect. The shell. Please try from the shell:nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf and enter the following.Section "Device" Identifier "fbdev device" Driver "fbdev" EndSectionafter saving and quit nano you get back in the shell. Than type "start" and press enter. (without the "")

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 17, 2009 at

    Hi Martijn i've tried 2 ways that u mention above. I cannot get into the desktop. Just get into the shell ubuntu@ubuntu$The problem is, the screen is blinking, and winking, i dont know what is the problem. it's blinking and i cannot stop it. I tried to write startx but nothing happens from the shell. CAn u give some ide? I have installed the ubuntu server, and dual boot with Mac OS, but i cannot load the linux. It have an error message when i choose Boot Linux From HD icon like this :rEFIT Booting Legacy OS Starting Legacy loader Error not found while loadnig legacy loader Please make sure you have the latest firmware update installedI need to booting into a live cd, install refit and doing gptsync. Can u give me some idea please? thanks you for your attention

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    martijn Broeders
    November 17, 2009 at

    Ah the one I am using.I found it really easy to install Ubuntu. Give me a sec.Try: Booting from CD like;menuentry “Ubuntu” { fakebios root=cd0 linux /casper/vmlinuz nomodeset initrd /casper/initrd.gz }If you want to install 64Bit you need the fakebios. Otherwise you can leave the fakebios away...

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 17, 2009 at

    Oh i forget to mention it. im using Xserve 1.1. Oke i'll try right now. Thx very much Martijn smile

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    Martijn Broeders
    November 17, 2009 at

    Hello Digit,Depending on your kind of mac. (what mac do you use?) You can try 2 options:1 - Instead of search --set use "root=cd0" (without the "")2 - menuentry "Ubuntu" { fakebios search --set -f /casper/vmlinuz linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper video=efifb nomodeset initrd /casper/initrd.gz }

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    Digit Oktavianto
    November 17, 2009 at

    Hai, can u give an example for ubuntu? i cant find the right config in grub.cfg, just got into the busybox. :(I write this :menuentry "Ubuntu" { fakebios search --set /casper/vmlinuz linux /casper/vmlinuz video=efifb initrd /casper/initrd.gz }I am using ubuntu karmic koala. And always get into the busybox only. Not o dekstop. Can u give me some example for grub.cfg for ubuntu Live CD?

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    martijn Broeders
    August 08, 2009 at

    @DrewI am working on that, the HDIO. HDIO_GET_IDENTITY = get IDE identification info Give me a day or so...NetworkManager: solving it by NOT using DHCP, enter your network info by hand.

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    drew
    August 08, 2009 at

    Hi Again... We're seeing a huge delay in boot up with the following: HDIO Identity failureAnd we're having a fun time with the classic fedora NetworkManager issues.

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    Martijn Broeders
    August 05, 2009 at

    Hello drew, What kind of intel xserve do you use? (1,1 2,1 or 3,1)While my Xserve has 8GB and full available.. The 32BIT efi has been compiled for unlimited RAM...Please let me know. (you may contact me directly on info@4elements.com if you like)

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    drew rosen
    August 05, 2009 at

    Hi Martijn,This is an excellent guide and it appears to have gotten us on the road to success.However, we are only seeing 1.9gb of ram where we should have 4gb. Any ideas? Did you use the newer patch from the grub2 guys that fixes the ram address issue?Thanks for your hard work...

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    martijn broeders
    August 03, 2009 at

    Hello ksenks ksenksFor the xserve2.1 you need an other configuration. (other settings for grub2) The best place to start is: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xserve2-1 and than http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995704On the ubuntuforums.org forum you will find the 64bit grub efi compiled. (read from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995704&page=76 they attached a 64bit version....)Hope this helped. Regards 4elements

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    ksenks ksenks
    August 03, 2009 at

    Hello! I find 64-bit grub2. But now new problem appears. Grub2 boots. It can detected my Fedora Live CD, but it show this and freeze: ROM image present. [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3400, size=0x2f5db01] Video mode: 1024X768-32@60 Display controller: 1:0.0 Device id: 72871002 VMEM(0): 0x80000000 NMIO(2): 0x90b20000 Frame buffer base: 0x80010000 Video line length:4096 [Initrd, addr=0x5dcb3000, size=0x4f0f20]Do you have idea why it can continue loading?

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