I have a couple of Dell 1750s with local non-raid storage. I have built these several times with OES SP2 CDs patching with patches only, updates only, kernel only and the problem is this:

After updating to the latest kernel the server will 4 out of 5 boot attempts, boot a read/only file system. About every 5th boot attempt, it will boot correctly and everything will function. Dell OpenManage reports no errors.

I have OES SP2 built from the same CDs running on several Dell 2850s with no issues.

Any idea what this could be, driving me crazy!



Al Hidalgo
Enterprise Systems Support Analyst
Information Technology
University Hospitals