I got the quads, and put the MB into the machine, replacing the old MB. 64 GB capable MB with quad core AMDs.
Plug it in, turn it on and
… whrrrr …. whrrr …. whrrrr …
Nada… nothing. No boot. Post bios codes are FF. Of course FF is not in the manual listing all the post codes.
Fine. Pull the MB out, put the old one in, the one I just pulled out to put this one in.
But… first build the unit on our test rig (outside of the box).
Old MB, which was working fine, and as a client to the JackRabbit yesterday, isn’t working today …
Ok. Go away, do something else.
Come back to this. A thought. What if the power supply is hosed? Try another.
Now the new MB boots.
Finish installing the rest of the components, leave on test rig, connect up the pegasus-a drive and light it up.
Up comes pegasus. With 16 GB ram, and 8 cores. Running Centos 5.1.
Tomorrow will pick up a new PS locally, have 2 on order.
Call it Murphu