Bug 24640 - Problems with Mylex DAC960 RAID
Problems with Mylex DAC960 RAID
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-01-22 13:56 EST by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 19:23:27 EDT
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Description David Tonhofer 2001-01-22 13:56:52 EST
Hardware:
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This is a standard PC-PIII 500MHz with an Intel motherboard
and a DAC960 RAID solution from Mylex (a PCI-SCSI card with 
three harddisks attached, uses RAID level 5, BIOS 4.10-41).
The machine also uses an internal IDE harddisk (although I 
would like to use only the RAID, I haven't gotten that far yet).

The machine has been running quite some time with RedHat 6.1
and no internal IDE without any problems.

Symptom:
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Installation proceeds ok, all the disk can be properly
partitioned, formatted and used for installation of the
packages. 

On boot-from harddisk, LILO loads the kernel, you see:

"LILO boot:\n"
"Loading linux-rd7.................\n"

(note the final newline)
After that, it's eternal stillness.

Attempts to remedy
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Tried different partitioning, also with all the stuff on the
IDE disk. If I rip out the SCSI cable, LILO loads a standard
kernel and boots ok. I can't think of a way out of the problem
right now.
Comment 1 David Tonhofer 2001-01-22 18:00:27 EST
...think I will take the plunge and try to build another kernel
with the Dandelion Digital's DAC960 driver...if my employer doesn't
whack me first. At least I will learn something :-))
Comment 2 David Tonhofer 2001-04-17 10:45:43 EDT
On second thoughts, I think this bug can be squashed.
I started again at the very beginning with formatting
etc, and it worked. I'm not sure now that the machine
didn't boot an old  kernel on the RAID disk...
My fault - sorry for the trouble :-(

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