Created attachment 358527 [details]
grub commands to write the bootrecord into the rootpartition
Description of problem:
I have Fujitsu rx220 with Promise FastTrak S150 TX4 SATA Raidcontroller.
I tried to install with grub a bootrecord into the rootpartition.
Assignment of the rootpartition fails with
Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a system with SATA-RAID
2. Install rhel6 as a second system - bootrecord placed in rootpartition
3. write a new boot record into the rootpartition
grub fails to write a bootrecord
There was no problem to write the bootrecord with openSUSE 11.2
Linux rx220a 2.6.31-rc6-3-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-08-17 21:11:11 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
rx220a:~ # rpm -qa | grep grub
Installation of rhel6 finished without problems, but I suppose that
writing of bootrecord was not sucessful or format was incorrect -
because I could not boot with chainloading -
I could only boot rhel6 via configfile /boot/grub/grub.conf
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(In reply to comment #2)
> This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
> Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
> review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
> Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
I don't understand this answer -
it is bug, and not a request for a feature.
Can you show us what "parted $PATH_TO_DISK p" says on that device?
Also, please try:
1) write out a correct /boot/grub/device.map. It should have something like this in it:
2) run "grub-install /dev/mapper/pdc_bjfeeibeeb".
See if this works better.
Hi Peter / Winfrid
Winfrid retired from Fujitsu some months back, so he may not have access to this system any longer.
I have a TX150S5 with Promise Fastrak TX4 Fake RAID controller in the Farnborough Lab, that was used to resolve another issue on Fedora/RHEL5 in BZ#509962.
It may be that this issue in RHEL6 was also resolved, so I'll try the latest RHEL6 build when I get an opportunity, and report back.
Gary is right - I have currently no system to test rhel 6 with linear raid.
Please try to get support from Gary.
Sorry, I've not had an opportunity to test this out on the RX220 (not TX150) we have in FAB.
Otherwise, I'm sure I can arrange remote access if that would be suitable?
I'll get back to looking into asap next week.
Hi Gary, any progress on testing this?