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Fixing Boot Problem with NexentaStor on Supermicro Server with LSI 9201-8i HBA Card

I didn't have time to blog about this when I was working on it. After 1 month of fixing the problem and having a time, I decided to write it.

I spend a couple of hours debugging the boot problem with NexentaStor on supermicro server with LSI 9201-8i HBA card. The LSI card is no longer produced but they can be found on e-bay with a really good price. We had one of those ...continue reading

Creating Bootable USB For HP Blades (Service Pack)

HP provides service packs for its blade servers. They are distributed as iso images so you need to either burn the iso file to DVD (slow update) or create a bootable USB (fast). Unfortunately, the guide that HP provides for creating bootable USB does not work under Ubuntu 14.04 using syslinux version 4.05. When booted, you get a decent red screen saying illegal opcode with CPU registers on the screen.

I realised that ...continue reading

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