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Re: RH 7.1 installer errors

To: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RH 7.1 installer errors
From: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 18:57:45 -0500 (CDT)
Cc: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "Martin K. Petersen" <mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, Michael Steigman <steigman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hmm...as far as I know you MUST compile in the md support if you want to
have / or /boot useable if they are md/lvm devices.

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Austin Gonyou
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On Wed, 2 May 2001, Seth Mos wrote:

> On Tue, 1 May 2001, Russell Cattelan wrote:
>
> > "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?
>
> Do you have a initrdimage for inserting the md modules?
> AFAIk they were also modular on redhat kernels.
> I managed to make the server I admin 100Km away unbootable after
> forgetting to compile raid 1 support in :-/
>
> Bye
> Seth
>


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