Bug 160158 - bad: Grub doesn't load root
bad: Grub doesn't load root
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tom Coughlan
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-06-12 01:56 EDT by Murthy Vittala.
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:00:32 EDT
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Description Murthy Vittala. 2005-06-12 01:56:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
I use Adaptec raid card 3200s with two scsi hardisks implemeting RAID 1. I use dueal processor Intel servers with 1 GB Ram. 

The Redhat ES 3 loads the dpt_i2o driver perfectly and the setup completes with no errors repeating.

But when i reboot grub loads the initrd and just hangs on like that.......

My grub.conf looks like

root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-4.ELsmp ro root=/dev/sda2 hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.21-4.ELsmp.img

fstab entries are

LABEL=/             /              ext3         defaults         1 1
Label=/boot         /boot          ext3         defaults         1 2
and so on........

I hope grub is not finding out the root....

When i boot with the floppy

i get the error messages stating 

VFS: can't find ext2 filesystem on dev loop(7,0)
kernel panic and so on...........

I hunged up in middle instead getting the High-end server....

Thanks for the advanced help...

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Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-06-13 11:52:08 EDT
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Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:00:32 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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