Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234072
RHEL 5 failes to boot from 3ware SATA RAID aray (3w-9xxx driver) after install
Last modified: 2009-07-21 09:00:44 EDT
Description of problem:
After a succesful install of RHEL 5 to a 3ware SATA RAID Array, the system then
fails to boot. Grub starts (without graphics) and reports the following:
Booting 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-8.el5)'
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quite
Error 15: File not Found
Press any key to continue
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel 2.6.18-8.el5 and kernel 2.6.18-8.1.1.el5
3Ware 9550SX Firmware 126.96.36.199 (tried earlier versions as well)
Tyan S2895 Motherboard with Bios 1.04 and 1.03 (1.05 fails to even install RHEL)
Fails to boot every time using two different kernels and several different
combinations of controller and motherboard firmwares. The install part works
with firmwares 188.8.131.52 (3ware) and 1.0.4 (Tyan) and earlier, but again it fails
to boot after the install is finished (even before firstboot config)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL5 from CD to a 3Ware SATA RAID 5 array
2. Reboot after succesful install
3. Watch grub load but fail to boot system
System fails to boot past grub load
System boots to RHEL5 succesfully
No clue here...
Sorry, forgot to add grub version:
Not sure how this happened but the installer setup grub to the wrong harddrive.
It should have assigned grub to load off of root(hd0,0) and not root(hd1,0). No
clue why it did that on the install, but it was resolved by booting the install
CDs into rescue mode and changing the value under /boot/grub/grub.conf.
Sorry to waist your time on this.