Bug#57094: cannot boot from compaq SmartArray 221 with frozen boot-floppies 2.2.5
Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> lantz moore <email@example.com> writes:
> > hi. i'm attempting to install frozen on a compaq proliant 1600 with a
> > SmartArray 221 controller providing a raid5 boot device. i'm using the
> > 'compact' flavor of boot disks.
> This looks like a lilo or mbr problem.
i debated over which package to file the bug against. since the kernel
starts to boot from the rescue disk (see below) boot-floppies won out. of
course, it *could* be a kernel problem as well i guess.
> You should be able to boot from the rescue disk, with the bootargs,
> i.e., 'rescue root=/dev/<whatever>'.
that was one of the first things i tried (with root=/dev/ida/c0d0p1) and
that's when i got the VFS kernel panic about device 00:00. which doesn't
make a lot of sense to me since i wouldn't figure that /dev/ida/c0d0p1
would be device 00:00. anyway, i can send you the exact error message
from the kernel panic on monday.
> Can you send the output of 'fdisk -l /dev/<whatever>' where <whatever>
> is your boot device, as well as your /etc/lilo.conf ?
do you want me to get this from /target *before* the first reboot during
installation? otherwise, like i said above, i can't boot the machine
after configuring the base system.
thanks. oh, i'll also give the 2.2.6 disks a try on monday.
lantz moore, contigo software firstname.lastname@example.org