Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466491
After install, won't boot from i2o based RAID
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:33:20 EDT
Created attachment 320025 [details]
Patch to mkinitrd-6.0.52 for this problem
Description of problem:
This system uses an Adaptec 2010s and a 3ware 9500s. The 2010 supports a 3 drive RAID 5 which holds the system partitions and the 3ware hosts an 8 drive RAID 50 which is shared by all the computers here via samba. The BIOS order is the 3ware 1st and the adaptec 2nd.
After a successful install of Fedora 9 on an i2o based RAID drive, boot fails because intrd fails to load the i2o_block driver. I booted in rescue mode from the dvd and rebuilt the initrd to include the i2o_block driver and modified the init to load it after the i2o_core driver. I also added a dependency line in the modules.dep file.
After booting successfully, I modified mkinitrd to include i2o_block in the initrd it produces. The fix I made is really kind of a hack. I think this might better be done elsewhere, but I can't figure out where. At any rate, I've included a patch here.
This problem has been around for awhile. The last successful Fedora I ran on this system was Core 5. I really wanted to update before this, but I've run into similar problems with Core 6 and I kinda gave up. I finally decided to "bite the bullet" and get F9 to work. It would be great if this could get fixed "officially". From searching around, it appears that others are experiencing the same or similar issues.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time there's a kernel update, and I have to rebuild the new initrd.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a new kernel (or install system).
2.Attempt to boot.
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