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Old 09-20-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
jgt
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Unhappy Boot issues on recently installed PC


Recently I've installed a RH9 (kernel 2.4.20.8) on a PC that includes a FastTrack S150TX4 with 2 SATA drives in RAID1 and an LSI U160 controller connected to a 1 TB HD cabinet in RAID5.

The install process seems to run fine. The only issue is that boot disk can't be created because kernel + Promise + LSI modules uses more than 1.4M.

When I restart the PC without RH install CD 1 the grub prompt appears.
I know that /dev/sda1 is the /boot partition and /dev/sda6 is the / (root) partition.

Anyone could tell me wich commands I have to write in GRUB to boot from RAID1 and wich changes I have to write in grub.conf file?

FYI: The promise install process was done as is explained in README file and GRUB was installed at MBR.

Thanks.

Last edited by jgt; 09-20-2004 at 02:13 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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Unhappy Re: Boot issues on recently installed PC

Does anyone knows how to solve this issue?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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i will take a guess
(assume initrd) just leave that line out if needed modules are compiled into kernel
and you will have to put actual kernel and initrd file names
(i might be wrong on this but it's worth a try !)
for the grub.conf
Code:
        root (sd0,0)
	kernel /whateverYourKernelIsNamed ro root=LABEL=/
        initrd /whatever.img
or (possibly better)
Code:
        root (sd0,0)
	kernel /whateverYourKernelIsNamed ro root=/dev/sda6
        initrd /whatever.img
to boot from grub prompt just type these lines return after each
i think you can type part of the command and use <TAB> to see available files options ??
(see if you are on the right track)
then just type
boot
 
Old 09-22-2004, 08:23 AM   #4
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I would thank you for your answer but I'm very surprised.
When today I've start up again the server it boots without aby problem and ANY change has been done since last failed boot.

I've take a look to grub.conf and it seems that all is fine: boot disk, root location, boot image, ...

Really surprised but I can assure all people that grub> appears on last day's boot!

Well, I supose that in all HW and SW there are goblins.

If anyone have experienced this issue before I'll be grateful if a new post is created on this thread. Probably with another experiences this strange behavior could be explained.
 
  


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