Re-build of Dual, dual core 2.4 Opteron beast problems

Discussion in 'Tyan' started by Richard, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Happy Christmas everyone!

    One or two here may recall the recent thread "Cases to take a quad Tyan
    board" Well I finally got the machine delivered ten days ago and it was
    plunged straight into working on a large job...the speed of it made a
    huge difference! However the firm that put it together said that I
    would need to re-install the operating systems on this dual boot XP32
    and XP64 system as they had in error NOT been placed on the "0" drive!
    It has to be said that whilst some Photoshop operations were really fast
    there were some strange things happening that I was not happy about.

    Yesterday I altered the boot.ini file to get XP32 to use 3GB of the 6G's
    of installed ram, however on re-booting, although Windows got to the
    start screen without any difficulty the button to let me go on would not mode did not help and I was stuck. This then seemed
    like a pretty good excuse for re-installing both OS's on the correct
    drive<G> OK that is the brief history.

    This system uses the Tyan S2895 board and has four Seagate SCSI 15K 320
    drives and one large SATA drive. I started up with the XP Pro 32 CD in
    the drive and was surprised that when I got to where I would choose
    where I wanted to place the OS to be only offered the SATA drive, none
    of the other drives was showing up although at boot up these were seen.

    I then disconnected all the drives apart from the SCSI drive to force
    the system to find the drive. I had removed the jumpers so that it
    would be treated as the "0" drive. Previously none of the drives had
    been jumpered as the "0" drive. The drive was correctly seen at boot up
    time as the "0" drive but when I got to the drive selection part no
    drives were showing up! Please guys if you have the stomach for
    computer issues today please can you give me some advise as to how I
    should continue?

    Many thanks

    Richard, Dec 25, 2005
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    Clueless Guest

    Hi Richard & Merry Christmas
    So who supplied the machine & for how much? Curious as I will be going for
    one sometime soon.

    Really basic question but you are hitting F6 at the appropriate point when
    booting from CD to load the SCSI drivers, arent you?

    S. Althaf
    Clueless, Dec 25, 2005
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  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    In his posting of Sun, 25 Dec 2005, Clueless writes

    It was supplied by Vadim Computers. Very nice people to deal with and
    kept one informed all the way through, however on a 5.5UKP machine
    inclusive of vat I really would have expected that they would have got
    the OS on the right B drive and not expected me to put it right!
    I thought that this was only necessary if it was not a run of the mill

    I have got out the CD for the M board and tried to work out what I need
    from it but everything I do causes one error or the other. I wonder if
    there should have been a supplied floppy with the appropriate stuff on
    it for this board?

    Can you or anyone assist with this? My proper e-mail address is
    available on request<G>


    Richard, Dec 26, 2005
  4. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I'm really struggling with this. Using the stuff off the CD or
    downloaded from the Tyan site I get an error message textsetup.oem
    caused an unexpected error (1024) at line 1747 in d: xpsprtm base boot
    setup oemdisk.c

    (please note that my mini keyboards do not have a backslash so where the
    spaces are there is a BS!)

    Any ideas folk?


    Richard, Dec 26, 2005
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    Richard Guest

    In his posting of Mon, 26 Dec 2005, Richard writes

    I'm struggling no longer, well at least not on getting XP 32 on the
    drive I want...all was down to a bad floppy disk!.

    I want this to be a dual boot machine with XP 64 as well as XP 32. I
    had rather anticipated that I would be given the option during
    installation of XP32 abut no. However I did partition the drive in two
    for this so perhaps I can just go ahead and load up 64 next. Any
    guidance would be most gratefully received<BG>


    Richard, Dec 26, 2005
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