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App Server on Dell Desktop
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App Server on Dell Desktop

App Server on Dell Desktop

(OP)
Sales have sold a 10.1 upgrade to a customer along with a Windows Voicemail Pro and contact store upgrade. Currently they are on 8.1 and the voicemail/contactstore machine has been playing up and so sales have sold them this upgrade.

Excellent except contactstore and 10.1 are not supported (have been told it wont work) so it has to be Linux and contact recorder (with no old recordings migration). Sales also ordered a Dell PC with 2 hard drives and Windows 10 Pro pre-installed. I am now having to try and get the App server installed on this machine, but it does nothing in EUFI boot mode and in legacy boot mode it just displays the following screen and does nothing.



I've tried from USB and from DVD. Ive tried 9.1 and 10.1 ISO's and all give the same result.

so my question - has anyone used a Dell machine recently for an app server installation!

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RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

(OP)
Just used the same USB on an old (say 5 years) Dell PC and it worked straight away, so definitely something in the BIOS of the new machine.

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RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

Since CentOs is mainly for servers they are not that fast in adapting new drivers for desktops which change quite often compared to server hardware.

"Trying is the first step to failure..." - Homer

RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

Try to disable any unnecessary hardware in the Bios, limiting the options to generic hardware drivers may help.

also can you get a generic Centos disk to boot?

one final option may be to install the apps-server as a virtual appliance on the windows box

Do things on the cheap & it will cost you dear

RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

I'll let Pepp77 fill in the rest, but I was able to get it to boot if I disabled all but one of the CPU cores...

3eyes

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RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

(OP)
What rest ? :)

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RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

Now you have it successfully installed can the other cores be re-enabled without trouble? * given to The smash for posting the solution, this is one worth remembering


Do things on the cheap & it will cost you dear

RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

(OP)
I can confirm that once the app server has been installed there is absolutely no issue with increasing the cores to 4 again.

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RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

& another * for Pepp
Interesting problem, glad to know the work around


Do things on the cheap & it will cost you dear

RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

That PC has now completely died , won't even power on! lol

ACSS (SME)

RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

(OP)
It hasn't completely died as the PSU shows power, but the power button does nothing. All we did was add a second HDD. But even putting it back to pre-adding anything it still wont power on!

I hate this PC!!!!!

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RE: App Server on Dell Desktop

so ditch it on the sales guy his desk and demand a proper server!
Do not do somebody else his job as they won't learn otherwise.

BAZINGA!

I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!

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