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PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:42 am

Hey all,

http://www.supermicro.com/products/moth ... cfm?typ=C2

The SuperMicro PDSBM-LN2 board is working with both 2.9.51 and 3.16. I have a Core 2 Duo E2220 (2.4ghz 800mhz) in there. I was unsuccessful at using a CF card for some reason (IDE Removable bit?) but an IDE drive works fine. The SanDIsk Extreme III will not work - it just hangs before the kernel even loads. Does anyone have the removable bit flag utility ?

A dual core x64 box for less than the RouterBoard 1000... and not much bigger.

Note: I have not put this to any tests, just loaded and confirmed it starts up and routes a little traffic. 2.9.51 seemed to have lots of unknown devices in PCI resources, but it worked. I would be more comfortable running 3.x on it since it knows the system resources better.

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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:24 pm

bord + cpu + memory + case + PSU + 2 port Gige NIC + riser card + level 6 license = ?

things that make you go hmm... :lol:
 
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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:45 pm

ok, the level6-license makes the difference, but the x64-box has advantages when it comes to flexibility and of course reliability in the field, nothing beats two power supplies :-) you can add fibre-cards if you want and do not need converters and overall it should be fairly faster when it comes to cpu-intensive tasks. or just think of oob-administration with the remote-access-cards made by many manufacturers and server companies. for a rb you need something external like a terminal server.

but both have their duties they are made for, so this is not the start of a flame, you simply cannot compare them.
 
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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:29 am

2 Power Supplies?
 
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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:06 pm

Just a followup since I posted this thread in the hardware compatibility wiki page...

I have tried everything to get this router to boot from flash or USB. Every kind of CF-IDE, CF-SATA, sandisk, kingston, usb sticks, removable vs fixed disk, etc and nothing works. I don't know if it's the BIOS that doesnt like such a small drive or what, the kernel isn't even beginning to load. A regular IDE or SATA disk work perfectly fine for some reason.

Tried every combination of settings in the BIOS thinking it was that too but nothing seems compatible. I also have a copy of ATCFWCHG if anyone is looking for it : )

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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:58 pm

Did you find a solution to this? Struggling with the same on roughly identical hardware.
 
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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:54 pm

Yes... I emailed details to supermicro tech support and asked why this board could not boot from flash. Within an hour I had a beta bios that fixed the problem : ) If you have the PDSBM series I can get you the bios, or just email their tech support and give details. They should give you a new bios that fixes that issue. Now mine is working perfectly.
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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:01 am

Thank you for posting this. We JUST bought this exact same board to run RouterOS on, and are having the exact same issues with booting from solid-state USB or CF. I've been beating my head against this problem for almost a week now. I checked for a BIOS update on their web site, but the latest version available for download matches the one that came shipped on the board already (dated December 2007).

I will e-mail SuperMicro support right now and point them at this thread. :)

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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:04 am

If you cant get it from them let me know and I can post it.
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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:32 pm

Thanks. I actually have not heard from them at all since I sent the email requesting the BIOS upgrade. I am probably just being impatient. :) And they will probably come through eventually. But I guess that given that you said you got a response from them within an hour, I was hopeful the fix would be forthcoming sooner.

If you happen to have a moment and could get the file to me, I would be very grateful.

Cheers,

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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:48 pm

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Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:29 pm

That worked perfectly! Thank you!!

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