I'm sure many other manufacturers do have their quirks while being =
installed by unattended. I merely mentioned Dells because in my company, =
we exclusively buy Dells, and I'm sure the situation is the same in many =
other companies. This collection of hints and tips should by no means be =
limited to Dells, but I would expect Dells to be the most popular.
Your comment about the 745s sort of proves how useful this could be - I =
now know what I need to do if I get a 745 which hangs on a reboot in the =
linux portion of unattended.
I personally have found the 755s to be a real pain - much more so than =
any previous Dell. If the work I have done to get the 755s working can =
benefit other people by cutting out duplication of this troubleshooting =
process, then surely that's a good thing?
From: Nils =D8stbjerg [mailto:no@...
Sent: 29 November 2007 19:52
To: Paul Lewis
Subject: Re: [Unattended] Dells & Unattended
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 05:29:05PM -0000, Paul Lewis wrote:
> Does anyone else Unattended while installing Dell PCs? Do you think it
> would be a good idea to try and share the problems (and hopefully
> fixes!) that we encounter while installing Dell PCs. Maybe we could
> document the models that are known to work, and any fixes/hacks that
> need to be applied to particular versions of unattended to get other
> models working.
How is Dell computers diffrent then others in regards to unattended?=20
Sure I have had trouble with the DELL PC's we got, but some=20
Fujitsu-Siemens have been causing me a bit of trouble as well, and Im=20
sure that IBM PC's have their querks as well.
The only major trouble I have had that was DELL specific was that DELL=20
OptiPlex 745 with some mainboards hangs on reboot in Linux, so you had=20
to powercycle them to get the installation going.=20
Two minutes of googling, a minute to comment out a line reboot.c and 90=20
minutes recompling unattended. Problem fixed.
Otherwise most problems are related to new chipset drivers, so that=20
linux reconice SATA drives.
SAMF-IT, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, Denmark