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Old 12-17-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
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can't install debian on dell 2950


I install debian 4.0 on dell 2950 finish and reboot
it's hang and show message

sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdb

and i try follow http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/l...er/027504.html
it's hang and show message again.

How I resolve?
Thank you very much
 
Old 12-17-2007, 03:05 AM   #2
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The Dell2950 is known to have linux compatibility issues.
eg. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=226114

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sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdb
That the whole last boot message?

It appears that your removable drive needs a driver that is not in the initramfs. If that driver was not megaraid-sas, then the method you linked to will not work. Dous your dell have that raid controller? What is sdb?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 04:26 AM   #3
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Thank you for ryply
sdb is PECR 5/i megaraid_sas.
and i can install redhatEL4 with dell starter disk.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 04:51 AM   #4
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Hmmm... ohhh-kayy... have you tried adding the megaraid-mbox driver as well?

There is a suggestion that you may need updated firmware for the perc - but your perc5 should be fine.

Other options:
There is always installing without RAID (switch RAID off in BIOS). Then, if you want RAID, you use linux software RAID which is usually faster anyway. As this is sata raid, try setting bios to legacy mode.

Other distros may be easier:
Naturally you can get RHEL4 working - dell supports this distro. This suggests that CentOS should work as well. Have you tried Ubuntu?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:08 AM   #5
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Thank you very much
I can resolve this problem already.
I do follow this

# mkdir /tmp_target
# mount /dev/sdb1 /tmp_target
# chroot /tmp_target
# echo "megaraid_sas" >> /etc/initramfs_tools/modules
# update-initramfs -u
# in /etc/fstab replace all /dev/sdbX with /dev/sdaX (/dev/sdb1 with /dev/sda1,...)
# in /boot/grub/menu.lst replace all /dev/sdbX with /dev/sdaX
# grub-install /dev/sdb
 
  


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