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Old 03-21-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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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- ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
kernel (hd1,6)/boot/bzImage root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img


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