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Description of problem:
I install RH linux 7.2 on a server machine with Intel server raid
controller srcu31l controlling two drives. It install Ok, but when boot it
fail to mount root filesystem (error 19 mounting ext3) and gives a kernel
panic (no init found).
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Steps to Reproduce:
Do you have ANY idea what driver is used for this card ?
Did you use additional driver disks or did the installer on the cd support this
card directly ?
I didn't use any additional drivers because the CD supplied by Intel only
supports RedHat 6.2 and on their site there insn't any driver for 7.2.
Red Hat recognized the card as i2o_block and loads the driver properly and
finds all my partitions.
The server as an SBT2 Intel motherboard and the board has an Adaptec SCSI
controller. I already tried to enable this controller, and installed RedHat
again for it to recognize both controllers (aic7xxx and i2o_block). Then i
booted from the rescue option on the RedHat CD, and edited the /etc/grub.conf
and /etc/fstab to point to /dev/sdax instead of /dev/i2o/hdax. Then I connected
on of the disks to the Adaptec controller and booted RedHat and it booted fine.
After that i upgraded the kernel to version 2.4.9-13 to see if it would boot
from the RAID controller. After the upgrade I edited once again
the /etc/grub.conf and /etc/fstab to the original devices and connected the
hardisk to the RAID controller.
After all this I continue to get the same error.
Intel SC5000 server chassis
Intel SBT2 Server Board
2 x Intel Pentium III Xeon - 1Ghz
Intel Server RAID Controller U3-1L (SRCU31L)
2 x 36Gb SCSI Quantum Atlas
Every attempt I made to get docs on this specific controller failed. The i2o
drivers support other devices reliably. I'm forced to conclude this is a problem
with the firmware on the controller, sorry but there isnt any way I can see we
can fix this.