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Old 07-24-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy FC7 failed booting, possible SATA RAID issue

Hi all - My computer has two SATA HDDs in RAID0 mode. The motherboard uses nVidia nForce 4 chipset and an Si3132 RAID controller. There's a Windows XP system in partition C, and I made four Linux partitions in the free space to install Fedora: Partition / ,Partition /usr ,Partition /home in ext3 format, and a SWAP partition.

After the installation, I was told to choose reboot. And later the scrolling initialzation text just stopped, here's the last screen of the ini log:

[HTML]device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.0-ioctl(2006-10-12)
Loading dm-mirror.ko module
Loading dm-zero.ko module
Loading dm-snapshot.ko.module
Tring to resume from LABEL=SWAP-nvidia_jaf
No suspend signature on swap, not resuming.
Creating root device
Mounting root filesystem
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Setting up other filesystems.
Setting up new root fs
Setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
Setuproot: error mounting /proc : No such file or directory
Setuproot: error mounting /sys : No such file or directory
switching to new root and running init.
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switch root: mount failed: No such file or directory
Booting has failed
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init![/HTML]

I'm completely new to Linux, it looks like the booting sequence somehow failed to file the file system. If it's because of unrecognized RAID drives on my PC, how did it manage to boot from the vmlinuz and initrd both from the RAID?

Thanks for reading. Any help will be appreciated.
Old 07-25-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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Problem resolved. The label of the system partition was supposed to be /, but it turned out to be /1 when I checked the HDD with a dedicated utility. I modified the grub menu list and now this thing is working!!


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