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Message 754164 - Posted: 16 May 2008, 21:42:07 UTC

Good news,
today I switched on my "Skulltrail" the first time after the adventure of mounting. And the 4 to 8 pin EPS 12V adapter cable works. Temperatures of the FB-DIMM goes down from 80 to 60 grad Celsius after I switched on the two big 28cm fans of the towercase. The cpu-freezers work great, the three 12cm PWM fans are running very slowly...
I must still bye and install a Operating System now.


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Message 754280 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 2:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 754164.  

Good news,
today I switched on my "Skulltrail" the first time after the adventure of mounting. And the 4 to 8 pin EPS 12V adapter cable works. Temperatures of the FB-DIMM goes down from 80 to 60 grad Celsius after I switched on the two big 28cm fans of the towercase. The cpu-freezers work great, the three 12cm PWM fans are running very slowly...
I must still bye and install a Operating System now.


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Hi Heinz, Is only running his on 32 bit vista? , If so, could there be some reason for that? I would've thought 64 bit would be a better choice, though of course there needs to be device drivers.

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Message 754351 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 7:13:11 UTC

Hi Jason,
till now no Operating System is installed..What do you think should I install Vista Ultimate 64 Bit ? 8 GB FB-DIMM is installed.
I run into a small trouble, I installed a internal Super Multi DVD rewriter with serial ATA interface on port 6, but the BIOS said there is no CD/DVD to boot, the IDE port is free, because I would boot from a Compact Flash, but till now I have not the hardware-solution to do so.
Perhaps the new Serial CD/DVD boot, if it is connected to port 0.
This I must still try out.
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Message 754355 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 7:17:38 UTC
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Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.
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Message 754386 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 9:13:14 UTC - in response to Message 754355.  

Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.


I had this with a raid controller I recently bought to turn an old machine into a file server. Boot up required you to install raid drivers from floppy (it was an old P4 but did actually have a floppy drive, none of my other machines do). I had to run around to try and get the driver off CD onto a floppy.
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Message 754438 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 12:26:42 UTC

Hi,
travelled to Karlsruhe/Germany and bought a WiVista Ultimate SP1 64-bit DE.
Hoping I can install it this evening.
I bought already a extern USB-Floppy, maybe I need it for install driver.
With the BOXD5400XS package I get a DVD "Intel Express Installer Driver and Bonus Application Software for Intel Desktop Board D5400XS Extreme Series" which is not readable on my XP-Home machine. It says always no medium inserted, althoug other DVD's are readable without any problems. I would have a look at this DVD because on it is printed: "Please refer to the README.TXT file for installation information located in the root directory of this DVD-ROM.
Arrrgggghhh.
I will search on the Intel sites if I find anything.
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@Mark
If I switch the machine on the raidcontroller did not find my 2 Seagate 1TB disks.
The BIOS update looks like OK.
BIOS Version: XS54010J.86A.0926.2008.0218.1455

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Message 754501 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 14:06:24 UTC - in response to Message 754351.  
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I run into a small trouble, I installed a internal Super Multi DVD rewriter with serial ATA interface on port 6, but the BIOS said there is no CD/DVD to boot, the IDE port is free, because I would boot from a Compact Flash, but till now I have not the hardware-solution to do so.
Perhaps the new Serial CD/DVD boot, if it is connected to port 0.
This I must still try out.
Any ideas ?

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Starting with Windows XP with SP2 the Windows install should recognize SATA drives and properly install. Perhaps you have not enabled SATA in the Bios?

I have SATA hard drive on port 0 and SATA DVD writer on port 2. Windows (with SP2) install ran fine and found everything.
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Message 754505 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 14:13:46 UTC

Thanks Geek@Play,
I will control and try it this way

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Message 754527 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 15:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 754386.  

Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.


I had this with a raid controller I recently bought to turn an old machine into a file server. Boot up required you to install raid drivers from floppy (it was an old P4 but did actually have a floppy drive, none of my other machines do). I had to run around to try and get the driver off CD onto a floppy.

Something I'm starting to do:

Virtually every BIOS supports a USB floppy natively, and they also support USB CD/DVD drives.

So, why would you put a floppy or a DVD in the machine permanently? On the rare occasions that you really need the drive, just go plug it in....
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Message 754608 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 17:08:06 UTC - in response to Message 754527.  

Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.


I had this with a raid controller I recently bought to turn an old machine into a file server. Boot up required you to install raid drivers from floppy (it was an old P4 but did actually have a floppy drive, none of my other machines do). I had to run around to try and get the driver off CD onto a floppy.

Something I'm starting to do:

Virtually every BIOS supports a USB floppy natively, and they also support USB CD/DVD drives.

So, why would you put a floppy or a DVD in the machine permanently? On the rare occasions that you really need the drive, just go plug it in....

Might have to try different USB ports, though. I have found, when needing a USB connected floppy drive for SATA drivers during XP Home install that some machines will recognise the floppy drive only if it connected to a particular USB connector.

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Message 754612 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 17:14:01 UTC - in response to Message 754608.  
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Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.


I had this with a raid controller I recently bought to turn an old machine into a file server. Boot up required you to install raid drivers from floppy (it was an old P4 but did actually have a floppy drive, none of my other machines do). I had to run around to try and get the driver off CD onto a floppy.

Something I'm starting to do:

Virtually every BIOS supports a USB floppy natively, and they also support USB CD/DVD drives.

So, why would you put a floppy or a DVD in the machine permanently? On the rare occasions that you really need the drive, just go plug it in....

Might have to try different USB ports, though. I have found, when needing a USB connected floppy drive for SATA drivers during XP Home install that some machines will recognise the floppy drive only if it connected to a particular USB connector.

F.

I'll give up my floppy drive when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.......LOL.
Sadly.....some of the newest mobo have forsaken a connector for it......
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Message 754625 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 17:36:03 UTC - in response to Message 754612.  

Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.


I had this with a raid controller I recently bought to turn an old machine into a file server. Boot up required you to install raid drivers from floppy (it was an old P4 but did actually have a floppy drive, none of my other machines do). I had to run around to try and get the driver off CD onto a floppy.

Something I'm starting to do:

Virtually every BIOS supports a USB floppy natively, and they also support USB CD/DVD drives.

So, why would you put a floppy or a DVD in the machine permanently? On the rare occasions that you really need the drive, just go plug it in....

Might have to try different USB ports, though. I have found, when needing a USB connected floppy drive for SATA drivers during XP Home install that some machines will recognise the floppy drive only if it connected to a particular USB connector.

F.

I'll give up my floppy drive when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.......LOL.
Sadly.....some of the newest mobo have forsaken a connector for it......


Some of the newer cases also and along with parallel printer port and serial port on motherboards.
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Message 754628 - Posted: 17 May 2008, 17:40:01 UTC

Hi all,
Have found UEFI Boot must be enabled in the BIOS for IA64. After make the SATA-DVD as the first boot-device in Bios, Booting from the Vista Installation disk started, but after some dialogs my wireless mouse is not known to the system, the cursor is frozen...uuuhhhh.
Maybe there is a problem, because I am behind a CYBEX 4 port adapter for monitor, keyboard, mouse.
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I have still one monitor, keyboard, mouse for all my 4 machines, normally this works fine, but it looks like the installation of Vista has a problem with this.
Did anybody of you know something about this ?

If nothing helps I must connect monitor, mouse, keyboard direct onto the machine.

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Message 755046 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 10:24:45 UTC - in response to Message 754628.  

Hi all,
Have found UEFI Boot must be enabled in the BIOS for IA64. After make the SATA-DVD as the first boot-device in Bios, Booting from the Vista Installation disk started, but after some dialogs my wireless mouse is not known to the system, the cursor is frozen...uuuhhhh.
Maybe there is a problem, because I am behind a CYBEX 4 port adapter for monitor, keyboard, mouse.
-------------------------------------------
I have still one monitor, keyboard, mouse for all my 4 machines, normally this works fine, but it looks like the installation of Vista has a problem with this.
Did anybody of you know something about this ?

If nothing helps I must connect monitor, mouse, keyboard direct onto the machine.

heinz


I've seen reports over the last year that say they had problems installing Vista with some old KVM's. First thing I would try is to connect directly onto the machine, and see if the hang goes away.


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Message 755050 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 10:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 755046.  

Hi all,
Have found UEFI Boot must be enabled in the BIOS for IA64. After make the SATA-DVD as the first boot-device in Bios, Booting from the Vista Installation disk started, but after some dialogs my wireless mouse is not known to the system, the cursor is frozen...uuuhhhh.
Maybe there is a problem, because I am behind a CYBEX 4 port adapter for monitor, keyboard, mouse.
-------------------------------------------
I have still one monitor, keyboard, mouse for all my 4 machines, normally this works fine, but it looks like the installation of Vista has a problem with this.
Did anybody of you know something about this ?

If nothing helps I must connect monitor, mouse, keyboard direct onto the machine.

heinz


I've seen reports over the last year that say they had problems installing Vista with some old KVM's. First thing I would try is to connect directly onto the machine, and see if the hang goes away.

I just recently had problems installing XP with a KVM.

I put a DVI graphics card in the machine, and was running it through a DVI-USB switch. XP ran through the text-mode install without problems, but stalled and rebooted every time it reached the graphics-mode part of the installation.

Once I disconnected the DVI cable, and put a spare monitor on the analog VGA port, I was able to complete the install without problems. Once I'd got it tuned up, and the graphics card drivers installed, I was able to go back to the switched DVI and it works perfectly.
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Message 755120 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 15:00:26 UTC - in response to Message 755050.  

Hi all,
Have found UEFI Boot must be enabled in the BIOS for IA64. After make the SATA-DVD as the first boot-device in Bios, Booting from the Vista Installation disk started, but after some dialogs my wireless mouse is not known to the system, the cursor is frozen...uuuhhhh.
Maybe there is a problem, because I am behind a CYBEX 4 port adapter for monitor, keyboard, mouse.
-------------------------------------------
I have still one monitor, keyboard, mouse for all my 4 machines, normally this works fine, but it looks like the installation of Vista has a problem with this.
Did anybody of you know something about this ?

If nothing helps I must connect monitor, mouse, keyboard direct onto the machine.

heinz


I've seen reports over the last year that say they had problems installing Vista with some old KVM's. First thing I would try is to connect directly onto the machine, and see if the hang goes away.

I just recently had problems installing XP with a KVM.

I put a DVI graphics card in the machine, and was running it through a DVI-USB switch. XP ran through the text-mode install without problems, but stalled and rebooted every time it reached the graphics-mode part of the installation.

Once I disconnected the DVI cable, and put a spare monitor on the analog VGA port, I was able to complete the install without problems. Once I'd got it tuned up, and the graphics card drivers installed, I was able to go back to the switched DVI and it works perfectly.

I have had no problems with my Hawking CS168 7 port KVM since day one......it has simply worked flawlessly........nary a issue to report.....

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Message 755281 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 19:32:01 UTC - in response to Message 754608.  

Hmmm, perhaps you need to use an IDE cd/dvd rom drive temporarily to get into windows setup, and press something to install Sata drivers to access the new hardware. Once the OS is installed the Sata should be fine. I had to use an old CD drive I keep around to install XP on my new Wolfdale, because windows setup wouldn't initially recognise the Sata until supplying a floppy with drivers at setup boot. I really hope a floppy is no longer required to accomplish this.


I had this with a raid controller I recently bought to turn an old machine into a file server. Boot up required you to install raid drivers from floppy (it was an old P4 but did actually have a floppy drive, none of my other machines do). I had to run around to try and get the driver off CD onto a floppy.

Something I'm starting to do:

Virtually every BIOS supports a USB floppy natively, and they also support USB CD/DVD drives.

So, why would you put a floppy or a DVD in the machine permanently? On the rare occasions that you really need the drive, just go plug it in....

Might have to try different USB ports, though. I have found, when needing a USB connected floppy drive for SATA drivers during XP Home install that some machines will recognise the floppy drive only if it connected to a particular USB connector.

F.

... and your point is?

It's a choice between having to scavenge a 3.5" floppy out of another system because the one you're relying on has been just sitting for too many years, or figuring out which USB port the BIOS likes.

One of those generally requires a screwdriver.
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Message 755342 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 20:54:17 UTC

Thank you all for help.
The basic installation of Vista64 is done and the V8-machine is running fine.
I switched a Microsoft cable mouse onto the USB adapter for mouse/keybord.(skulltrail has no serial or PS/2 ports) The keyboard and monitor runs over the switch. In this way it worked.
Now I must install my developer environment, dualboot, Server 2008 and Fedora.
Which software can I use to see all cores and the temperatures ?
your hints are welcome

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Message 755350 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 21:16:57 UTC - in response to Message 755342.  

Thank you all for help.
The basic installation of Vista64 is done and the V8-machine is running fine.
I switched a Microsoft cable mouse onto the USB adapter for mouse/keybord.(skulltrail has no serial or PS/2 ports) The keyboard and monitor runs over the switch. In this way it worked.
Now I must install my developer environment, dualboot, Server 2008 and Fedora.
Which software can I use to see all cores and the temperatures ?
your hints are welcome

heinz


I had been using Core Temp for my temp readings, but it doesn't seem to like the Q9300 I have. I switched to Real Temp for that one.
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Message 755684 - Posted: 19 May 2008, 19:14:32 UTC

Hi all,
Here are some pictures of the Skulltrail XEON-V8 Server
have fun
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