- Nov 20, 2016
You're being sure to set the bios boot mode to bios right? Under Boot Settings > Boot Mode > Set to BIOSI was not on the latest bios version. I was on version 2.6.1. I did upgrade to version 2.9.0 following the steps outlined inbut once it completed I tried again and same results stuck on the suspect partition size setting.
I'm using the Map CD/DVD option with virtual media like your attached screenshot. Next I'll try reseting the bios back to default settings and flip off the following
Processor Settings > Virtualization Technology
Integrated Devices > SR-IOV Global Enable
Integrated Devices > I/OAT DMA Engine
They are currently all disabled but perhaps there are additional settings that need to be off as well that you get from defaulting the bios. I bought this server from a 3rd party company that was using it for hosting. Perhaps they had some other non compatible bios settings in place.
After resetting all bios to defaults and flipping off the 3 things above to disabled it is still stuck on the suspect partition step if I use idrac virtual media.
Burned an ISO with the freedos version extracted from the zip. Verified the MD5 hash of the zip and it matches what is on the website and verified the MD5 hash of the custom freedos install of c389a233c40d7e73a036f069fd0e55f8 and same thing. Still stuck on the suspect partition step. The rufus tool I used to burn the iso has two modes one is dd mode and there is another mode that lets you write to the flash drive even after an ISO is burned. Tried both and no progress with either mode.
I have no idea why my server is acting up with this ISO. It doesn't sound like anyone else has had this issue. I tried to read back other messages to this thread but couldn't come up with anything.
fohdeesha do you have previous versions of the .zip files around that I could try?
do you have any extra PCIe devices or addons in this system? It seems like freedos is crashing as soon as it gets to finishing loading the kernel