Bug#233532: installation-reports: problem in mounting partitions with CCISS
Il gio, 2004-02-19 alle 23:35, Erik Dykema ha scritto:
> What is your problem with mkfs? When I use the 'automatically
> partition' feature, all the filesystems seem to get created fine.
This is the problem: I don't want to use the automatic partition since I
need a lot of partitions while it seems that the automatic partition
only create swap and root and ignore the other disks.
> I don't know anything about LVM, but I will take your word for it that
> it doesn't work.
the problem is that the automatic partition did not detect the logical
volumes as disks.
> In my understanding, GRUB won't work until the kernel gets installed
> and works. The kernel isn't getting installed because, I think,
> mkinitrd can't create the initrd.gz image because it can't figure out
> the weird /dev/... scheme.
I solved the problem with mkinitrd recompiling it from sarge, but even
now I cannot boot using GRUB. The error, when running 'grub-install
/dev/cciss/c0d0 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
> I have problems with DHCP also, though I think it is unrelated to CCISS
> (a scsi device) and probably more related to the broadcom ethernet card.
> I have found that if you continue to re-try dhcp, it will eventually
> work. Why it takes so long is unknown to me.
> Please let me know if you experience further success!
using a different computer, I noticed that the DHCP offer is very late,
so maybe the problem isn't related to this network card, while it would
probably be better to increase the dhcp client timeout in d-i.