Dell Poweredge R710 server fails to boot after conversion of RHEL 4 or 4.5

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  • 06-Apr-2010
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This article provides info about issue when target Dell PowerEdge R710 server fails to boot after conversion .
When performing an X2P conversion of a RHEL 4.0 or 4.5 based source to a Dell Poweredge R710 server, the target machine hangs when booting the Kernel.
Screenshot of target machine's console:


This is caused because Dell Poweredge 710 server does not support RHEL 4 or 4.5. F or more information please see the following links :  


As a workaround,  select the option to load  vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.15.EL instead of vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.15.ELsmp from the boat loader menu. This will boot the server in single cpu mode and allow the server to boot up .