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Re: Installing 2.6 with Promise's S150 SX4-M SATA card

John Woollatt wrote:
> I'm trying to install sarge (release candidate 2 with 2.6 kernel) on a
> PC using Promise's S150 SX4-M SATA RAID controller and three 300G
> Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA HDDs. There are no other operating systems
> on the system. I can configure the software in the initial installation
> phase but when the computer tries to reboot onto the HDD(s) themselves,
> the computer pauses indefinately with the following messages with either
> * L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 (several lines worth of 99's)
> * GRUB loading 1.5, please wait.
> I'm installing GNU/Linux on the first drive (/dev/sda) of the three
> drives as I intend to use software raid 5 eventually. I've even
> initialised the MBR (using 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512
> count=1'). If I install Redhat 9.0 with Promise's Redhat driver or
> Windows XP, the computer boots up fine. 
> I would appreciate some comments and assistance.

Try making a small (few hundred megabytes or less) /boot partition as
the first partition on the drive.

see shy jo

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