Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40393
Install Crashed - Kernel Panic
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Compaq Proliant 5000
Compaq Smart/2 RAID Controller - Slot 5
Symbios Embedded Controller
Symbios Controller in Slot 3
This bios doesn't support the 2.8M boot image, so I created a boot floppy
using boot.img. I receive a Kernel Panic, please add root=
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Curse old bioses (biosi?) that dont support 2.8M images
2. boot floppy
3. receive error
Actual Results: Unable to boot from floppy to start install of 7.1
Here are some lilo options Ive used:
linux noprobe expert
Expert mode doesn't seem to do anything...It's like it doesn't even matter.
Expected Results: Smooth install of RH 7.1
Here are some kernel messages I get:
PCI: Device 00:78 Not Found by BIOS
PCI: Device 00:a0 Not Found by BIOS
PCI: Device 00:c8 Not Found by BIOS
PCI: Device 00:d0 Not Found by BIOS
PCI: Device 02:78 Not Found by BIOS
Auto detecting RAID Arrays
... Autorun done
VFS: Can't open root device "" or 08:41
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root FS on 08:41
This is a DUP of 37218 -- Sorry, Im going to try to download a new ISO.
somebody check the CRC value of the ISO on ftp.redhat.com because that is where
I downloaded the original.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 37218 ***
The MD5s are all OK, so its not the ISO image that is a problem
This seems like a kernel problem. Changing component.
This is a Compaq BIOS bug. Please see
the end of bug 36940 for how to work around this.
Please confirm if this makes it work for you.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36940 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.