Install Report - mkinitrd / cciss error at kernel install step
This is my third install report, apoligies for errors, welcome
correction. It is similar but more complete (due to the busybox bug
being fixed) than yesterday's with the same kernel install problem.
Is there an outstanding bug in mkinitrd / initrd-tools that is causing
Debian-installer-version: Jan 09 Daily, from
uname -a: Linux hpdemo 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686
Date: Jan 8, 2004, 11:00am
Machine: HP DL360 G3
Processor: 1 Intel Xeon
Memory: 1024 mb
Root Device: Smart Array 5i/532 w/ 2 36g scsi drives as raid 0+1 array.
Root Size/partition table:
disk1 ext2 34 gigs
disk5 linux swap 1 gig
Output of lspci:
lspci not found
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [E] * See prev. report
Create file systems: [E] * See prev. report
Mount partitions: [E] * See prev. report
Install base system: [E]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
1. Everything seems to install fine excepting the kernel. The red
screen comes up and says that the kernel failed. I hit alt-f3 to see
what happened, and find the following:
Unpacking kernel-image-2.4.386 (from ...)
Setting up kernel-image-2.4.23-1-386 (2.4.23-1)
error reading /lib/modules/2.4.23-1-386/build : No such file or directory
/usr/sbin/mkinitrd: constituant device /dev/cciss/disc0/part1 does not exist
Failed to create initrd image.
dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.4.23-1-386 (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 9
/dev/cciss is the hardware raid device.
~ # ls -l /dev/cciss/disc0
brw--- 1 root root 104, 0 disc
brw--- 1 root root 104, 1 part1
brw--- 1 root root 104, 2 part2
brw--- 1 root root 104, 5 part5
Things that seem curious:
Why is mkinitd caring about my hardware devices, doesn't it just
need to see the files in /target?
Why are there 3 partitions, there are only two in cfdisk (ext2,
swap). Unless it counts a few megs of free space as another partition.
2. As per two previous reports from me on Jan 8 2004, the manual
partitioning -> configure partitions step does not work, but the
autopartitioning system works great.