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Old 01-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
gosselin_andre
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FC4 or Mandriva install failure on a Compaq DL385 with Smartarray 6i


I am having trouble installing either FC4 or Mandriva 2006 on a Compaq (HP) DL385 equipped with dual opteron cpus and smartarray 6i array controller. The install proceeds perfectly in graphical mode, and all my devices are properly recognized when I peek into the system using the console.

However, when I try to boot the newly installed system, I get an immediate crash (kernel panic), identical with FC4 or Mandriva, both with lilo and grub. The grub and lilo conf files are ok and point to the right directories (/dev/cciss/c0d0p*). If I boot using a rescue CD and mount the partitions, I can see that all is there.

Does anybody have a clue on what my problem could be ? Missing option to the kernel ? Thanks all.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
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have u tried the smart start cd which will give you the option for installation?
 
Old 01-20-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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Yes, I used smartstart to configure my array. Nothing much else to be done there, unless I missed something.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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check this out and see if it helps any
bugs.mandrakelinux.com/query.php?bug=1101
 
Old 01-20-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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The URL you quote: bugs.mandrakelinux.com does not seem to exist anymore.
Could you paste the contents of the message ?

Thanks
 
Old 01-23-2006, 10:42 AM   #6
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http://mondorescue.berlios.de/docs/H...SI_to_SATA.pdf

lets see if this link can help its a pdf doc re SATA and linux install
 
Old 01-24-2006, 09:25 AM   #7
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mondorescue relevance

Thanks for you desire to help.

However, I really do not see how this procedure relate to my problem. Mine is that, after install, the server will not boot at all and crashes with a kernel panic. The DL385 is equipped with a smartarray 6i controller, and features no SATA bus.

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