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Old 10-02-2003, 09:21 AM   #1
rabdogsz
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Question CPQ PL1500 install


Hello guys,
I'm new to linux and trying to install RH7.1 on a compaq proliant 1500R. Since this machine doesn't seem to want to boot from CD, I had to make aboot floppy disk. I am giving the "linux text expert mem=192M" parms but it keeps on jamming on: "Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:41"

System config is:
Dual 166 CPUs
SCSI 0=4.5Gb
SCSI 5=CD
No RAID, got one if needed
Ram=192Mb
No IDE whatsoever present

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:10 AM   #2
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Maybe you're trying to boot on a IDE based kernel instead of a SCSI based kernel ? Way installing 7.1 ?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:26 PM   #3
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7.1 is the version I had. Whould 9 be better and includes the SCSI kernels? If not what should I do to correct the problem.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:46 PM   #4
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I downloaded RH9 and still have that: "Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:45" message.

Any clues?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 05:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by rabdogsz
I downloaded RH9 and still have that: "Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:45" message.

Any clues?
Actually, RedHat should provide these kernels, especially SCSI and IDE on disk. Have you already take a look at the redhat CD's ?

Have a look at: http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/LDP/HO....html#BOOTROOT

Did you also take a look at the hardware list on te Redhat site? Is all your hardware supported ?

Hope this helps,
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:26 AM   #6
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By searching on the RH site I've been able to get through the first steps by specifying the parms:
linux mem=exactmap mem=0xc000000@0
0xc000000@0 stands for 192M ram

It is getting to the formatting file system but hangs there.

Partitionning in Disk druid seems fine.

I have a NCR53c825 with 2x ST15150 4.5Gb ID:0,1
and a SCSI CDROM at ID:5

any clues?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:56 AM   #7
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Howzit

The prob seems that it might br that RH is not see you SCSI apater card try making the follwing images from your RH9 distro.

if u have a linux box follow these steps :

1. goto dir on cd that says images
2. cat bootdisk.img > /dev/fd0
3. cat drvblock > /dev/fd0
4. boot from the bootdisk.img disk when u get to the linux prompt type linux dd this will go through the normal install then it will prompt u to install addtional drivers incert the disk img drvblock and see if the drivers are available on this disk.
5. If not find out what adapter u have and try downloading the linux bootable drivers from that website. and try the above again.

if you have a windows pc and there is no linux box available then under dosutils from linux cd there will be cmd called rawrite.exe to create the img bootdisks.

Good luck
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