Bug#283214: RC2: grub failed but lilo ok on HP Proliant DL 380
Debian-installer-version: http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/rc2/sarge-i386-netinst.iso donwloaded 26/11/04
uname -a: sorry dont have access to the machine anymore but kernel is 2.6.8-1-386
Method: net install no proxy
Machine: HP Proliant DL 380 (RAID 1 hardware config)
Processor: Xeon (not sure)
Memory: 1 Gb
Root Device: SCSI
Root Size/partition table: nothing special here, many tries, simple / and swap give the same result see above.
Output of lspci and lspci -n: sorry dont have access to the machine anymore
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
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: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [E]
GRUB failed to install during the installation process but LILO does the job.
Many tries and nothing special here simple / and swap give the same result (GRUB failed)
If grub is installed after the installation process then grub install is OK but then during the boot i've got
pivot_root no such file or dir /sbin/init:426
cannot open dev/console!no such file
grub config is OK.
I think that this bug has nothing to do with the well known problem of the 3w_9xxx module because LILO has no problem at all.
Sorry but I don't have access to this machine anymore and can't give further information but this bug is
easy to reproduce on any HP Proliant DL 380 with debian installer pré-rc2 and rc2.