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Re: RH 7.1 installer errors

To: "Martin K. Petersen" <mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RH 7.1 installer errors
From: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 19:03:30 -0400
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, Michael Steigman <steigman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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"Martin K. Petersen" wrote:

> >>>>> "Eric" == Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx> writes:
>
> >> The installation went fine after loading the update disk. However,
> >> upon reboot, raidautorun reports "failed to open /dev/md0" which
> >> obviously leads to a kernel panic (my / is on md0). Suggestions?
>
> Eric> Hm... hopefully Martin or Russell can speak to this - I don't
> Eric> have any raid machines here, and have not ever tested it...
>
> Eric> Could this be a devfs thing?  Has /dev/md0 moved to /dev/md/0
> Eric> perhaps?  If devfsd hasn't started, the compatibility links
> Eric> won't be there if / isn't even mounted.
>
> That's probably the case, yes.

Wouldn't this be before / is mounted? so  it probably doesn't matter  if

/dev/ is real or devfs.

How does the kernel find and mount / if it is an md device?  the dev_id
is usually
part of the lilo boot process but in the md case?


>
>
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