Bug 41915 - 7.1 installer doesn't compile Adaptec 7880 into kernel
7.1 installer doesn't compile Adaptec 7880 into kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-22 19:37 EDT by David Newman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-25 14:06:00 EDT
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Description David Newman 2001-05-22 19:37:39 EDT
Description of Problem:
After upgrading RH 6.1 box to 7.1, system won't complete boot. Error 
message is "failed to mount root fs on 8:x"

How Reproducible:
Upgrade Dell PowerEdge 2400 with factory-installed RH 6.1 to RH 7.1 using 
RH 7.1 install CD

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use 7.1 upgrade, choose all defaults
2. Reboot after install complete
3. Boot won't complete. root fs is /dev/sda6, and that's 
what /etc/lilo.conf says it is, but because the RH install loads the SCSI 
controller as a module rather than part of the kernel we never load the 
root fs

Actual Results:
Kernel panic upon failure to mount root fs

Expected Results:
Normal boot

Additional Information:
System is Dell PowerEdge 2400
ServerSet LE motherboard
2 533-MHz CPUs
256 Mbytes RAM 
Adaptec Perc 2-Si RAID controller
Adaptec AIC 7880 SCSI controller
Factory installed RH 6.1
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-06-14 11:59:06 EDT
Can you boot into the system with rescue mode and send us your
/etc/modules.conf?  We install an initial ramdisk (initrd.img) on SCSI systems
that should avoid this problem.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-06-25 14:05:56 EDT
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.

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