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Dell PowerEdge 840

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Hi,


I have a dell poweredge 840 and running win server. I can not afford a new mac server at the moment, and would like to install "mac" server, if its possible. Is there any chance that I can get i to work with the specs? I did try to install ML from USB, but got various errors. Cant waith for a reply :)



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PE 840 QUAD CORE XEON X3210 (2.13GHZ, 2X

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MY 1ST SERVER - SAVE UP TO 46%

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PE840 UK EURO WITH POWER CORD

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4GB (4X1GB SINGLE RANK DIMMS) 667MHZ

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NO FLOPPY DRIVE

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250GB SATA (7,200RPM) 3.5INCH HARD DRIVE

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250GB SATA (7,200RPM) 3.5INCH HARD DRIVE

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SAS5I/R INTERNAL CONTROLLER RAID PCIE

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NON-HOT PLUG HARD DRIVE CAGE CHASSIS

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48X DVD-ROM/CD-RW COMBO DRIVE

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DISPLAY : NOT INCLUDED

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BROADCOM TCP/IP OFFLOAD ENGINE FUNCTIONA

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NO MOUSE(N)

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NO KEYBOARD REQUIRED(N)

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ENGLISH - MICROSOFT SMALL BUSINESS SERVE

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PE840 OPENMANAGE FACTORY INSTALL AND DVD

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UPG TO BASIC 3Y NBD PREMIER ENTERPRISE S

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RECOMMENDED ENTERPRISE SUPPORT DECLINED.

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NO INSTALLATION SERVICE SELECTED (CONTAC

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BASE WARRANTY

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1Y NBD (NEXT BUSINESS DAY) ON-SITE

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C4 ASS R1 SAS5IR CONTROLLER EXACTLY 2 DR

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POWEREDGE ORDER - NORWAY

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I've never seen something like that. At which point does it happen? Did you check the md5 of downloaded file?


I guess it's a video problem, this 1002:515e is on-board video, right? Maybe if you use an off-board video card.

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The solution for this is in the guide http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1627

 

If you get KP related to ApplePolicyControl.kext remove /System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePolicyControl.kext

Use TransMac, more info in the link above.

ASUS N53Jq • CPU: Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz • RAM: 6,0GB • HD: 500GB • GPU: GeForce GT 425M 1GB 1920x1080 • OS: OS X 10.8.4 • Linux Mint 15 • Windows 8

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I've never seen something like that. At which point does it happen? Did you check the md5 of downloaded file?


I guess it's a video problem, this 1002:515e is on-board video, right? Maybe if you use an off-board video card.

 

md5 = checked


Yes, its a on-board video. If I need a ned video card to get the server version going, im going to purches one. Any "cheap" recomendations?


Your support is much appreciated!

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The solution for this is in the guide http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1627



Use TransMac, more info in the link above.

 

You rock!! -That did work! Now two other problems... the mouse is not working (pluged in the PS2 port), and the second problem. No disk(s) is showing when I get to the screen "select the disk..."


Any sugestion for a fix?

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The installer includes PS/2 kexts, so if it doesn't work I suggest using USB mouse.


Can you see the HD in Disk Utility? If not, configure SATA as AHCI in BIOS.

ASUS N53Jq • CPU: Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz • RAM: 6,0GB • HD: 500GB • GPU: GeForce GT 425M 1GB 1920x1080 • OS: OS X 10.8.4 • Linux Mint 15 • Windows 8

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The installer includes PS/2 kexts, so if it doesn't work I suggest using USB mouse.


Can you see the HD in Disk Utility? If not, configure SATA as AHCI in BIOS.

 

Mouse solved by using a USB one.


The BIOS setting are a little more difficult. I can not se a option of "AHCI". Under sata controller I have the option "ATA mode" and "off". Is this where it stops? :(


FYI I have to more disks connected than the spec shows in the first post. Does this have anything to do with the problem?

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Do you see the HDs in Disk Utility or not?


Run System Info under Windows and post a screenshot http://Olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=63

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Yes, I do get to the Disk utility. The only option I get is CD rom and the USB stick. I have tried for hours to tweak the BIOS settings, and hoping that the HD would apear, but no.


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I cant get the system info to save on file. I took a picture of it insted - hope it helps.


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Today my 4 HD`s are connected to the SAS controller, and NOT directly to the MB. I dont have the right cables to test it, so I need to get back to that, if thats the case.

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by the way... I found a link that has screenshots of my BIOS. If you have time, and I dont minde if you take a peek ;)

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/113975-poweredge-840-won-t-boot-with-addition-of-new-hard-drive


If you a sugestion what to do, Im more than happy to try it!

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The "System Info" I talked about is the app in the link I gave you, there's a Windows version.


I guess you'll have to connect the OS X HD directly in the mobo.

ASUS N53Jq • CPU: Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz • RAM: 6,0GB • HD: 500GB • GPU: GeForce GT 425M 1GB 1920x1080 • OS: OS X 10.8.4 • Linux Mint 15 • Windows 8

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