Can Not boot DL380 G3 using Gentoo, lilo and 2.6.9 kernel
Please read this thread for the details:
I have an HP Proliant DL380 that is replacing a DL360. I have built and booted over 10 DL 360's in this configuration so I don't know what gives with this 380.
According to all 100 posts or so in that thread, it should be as simple as substituting /dev/cciss/discX/partX for /dev/cciss/c0d0pX when specifying a ROOT partition in Lilo. I have done and doublechecked this many many many many many many many many many times yet I boot to the same kernel panic message EVERY single time I boot:
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem).
VFS: Cannot open root device "cciss/c0d0p3" or 68:03
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 68:03
I have diddled lilo, edited fstab, put symlinks in the /dev tree pointing to c0d0pX, and done everything else I can think of. I think that for some reason the system is attempting to find the root partition BEFORE the RAID controller is up and running. What parameters can I pass to the kernel at boot time to reverse this. I was able to fdisk, format, mount, use, modify my drive using the Gentoo LiveCD so I know HW support isn't the issue, but this is absolutely driving me bananas. Please help!