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Bug#57094: cannot boot from compaq SmartArray 221 with frozen boot-floppies 2.2.5

Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:

> lantz moore <lmoore@contigo.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                              lmoore@contigo.com

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