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Re: RAIDArray 230 (SWXCR/KZPAC/DAC960) failure with Sarge RC1

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 06:09:55PM -0400, Speakman, John H./Epidemiology-Biostatistics wrote:
> Me again.  I can't let go of those old Alpha 4100s.  They are like an
> old car on blocks in the yard that I tinker with now again hoping to
> turn the engine over.  One day they will move our Windows file systems
> off the MSA1000 and if I have't made Debian boot on the Alphas by then,
> I will just call a tow truck and have them hauled away.  But in the
> meantime, with much help from Steve and others on this list, we am
> inching forward.  Sarge RC1 sees the DAC960 and the volumes on it; I can
> format them; I understand to leave an aboot partition (and it even
> prompts me if I forget) but it still fails at kernel install time with:

> Setting up kernel-image-2.4.26-1-generic (--configure):
> depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in
> /lib/modules/2.4.26-1-generic/kernel/drivers/char/scx200.o
> /usr/sbin/mkinitrd: device /dev/rd/c0d0p1 is not a block device
> Failed to create initrd image.
> dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.4.26-1-generic (--configure):
>   subprocess post-installation-script returned error exit status 2
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>   kernel-image-2.4.26-1-generic
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

> I think this is the problem Steve mentioned that has been isolated and
> should be fixed in RC1; I am still seeing it.  Will try the daily build
> and a Sid and see what happens.  This is more an FYI than a "help!"

This is a bug specific to aboot-installer's handling of device names for
hardware RAID partitions.  A fix has been identified, but is waiting on
alioth's subversion service to come back on-line before uploading.

This is bug #265597 in the BTS.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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