Install on superMicro X7SPA-HF, no video



  • I am trying to install the lastest release on a superMicro board but I am getting no video after the BIOS boots. Tested with other OSs and it works fine, I tried knoppix and untangle.

    Any suggestions? This is a very strange problem and I don't know how to fix it.



  • Perhaps you installed the embedded version which uses the serial port as its console.



  • @wallabybob:

    Perhaps you installed the embedded version which uses the serial port as its console.

    I used this version: pfSense-1.2.3-RELEASE-LiveCD-Installer.iso.gz



  • That's not the embedded version. It should show boot progress on the monitor.
    What is on the screen after you boot?

    Is this the same problem as the similar one you posted in the hardware forum? Its often considered poor form to post the same problem in two different places.

    There are other people who have posted their experiences with the SuperMicro X7SPA-HF It might be worthwhile searching the forums for X7SPA and seeing what turns up. Someone else may have solved your problem.



  • @wallabybob:

    That's not the embedded version. It should show boot progress on the monitor.
    What is on the screen after you boot?

    Is this the same problem as the similar one you posted in the hardware forum? Its often considered poor form to post the same problem in two different places.

    There are other people who have posted their experiences with the SuperMicro X7SPA-HF It might be worthwhile searching the forums for X7SPA and seeing what turns up. Someone else may have solved your problem.

    I connected another monitor and what do ya know, it worked. I have no idea why.

    I can't explain it. Knoppix and an untangle install worked but some some reason pfSense didn't like the monitor I was using. Bizarre. Anyway, thanks for the help, just glad I am able to install it now  ;D


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