Bad day

This is pretty technical, so must of you will want to leave the room.

Today I spent most of my day trying to figure out why I couldn’t install Trixbox 2.4.2 (CentOS 5) on the new Intel S5000VSA motherboard I purchased for a client.

Everything will install as normal, but then when it tries to boot you get a blank screen. No GRUB, no nothing. So I tried to install the RAID drivers from my portable usb hard drive. Well, guess what… installed Trixbox onto my USB drive since the drivers didn’t take. So now I have a blank drive that used to have all my music, movies and backup files. SWEET!!!!!! So I started using my google-fu on EFI, RAID, everything. The MB is pretty new so not much was out there on it. I finally found what causes it.

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