LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
GoatKing
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Rochester, NY
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
RH9 update to 2.6 on RAID array


Hi everyone,

I have a friend who is updating the kernel of Red Hat 9 from 2.4 to 2.6.4. I helped him configure and compile the vanilla kernel. bzImage seems to unpack and everything, but a short while later he enters kernel panic. It seems to be unable to mount the root partition. This is likely caused by the fact that he's using a RAID array.

When installing Red Hat initially, there was an option to install drivers for the RAID array, my guess is that the new kernel doesn't know how to handle the RAID array.

So my question is this:

Does anyone know how to update Red Hat 9 kernel to 2.6 that resides on a RAID array?

Thanks in advance.

Here's the kernel panic error:
VFS: Canno open root device "LABEL=/" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Here's the grub.conf, the commented out line is the original line used to boot the 2.4 kernel, and it does work (ie- we can get back into the old kernel):
...
title Red Hat Linux
root (hd1,6)
#kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20.8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
kernel (hd1,6)/boot/bzImage root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Cannot boot in RH9 when RAID array is defined brow27 Linux - General 2 10-22-2005 01:23 PM
Installing onto a RAID array.. f0rmula Linux - Software 2 10-13-2005 05:00 AM
Raid Array wwnexc Linux - Hardware 1 09-25-2005 06:47 PM
Problems adding Highpoint 1520 Raid 1 array to working RH9 spifl Linux - Hardware 3 07-16-2005 09:47 AM
power for raid array rtp405 Linux - Hardware 1 02-05-2003 06:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration