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Re: RH 7.1 installer errors

To: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RH 7.1 installer errors
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 01:47:12 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: "Martin K. Petersen" <mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, Michael Steigman <steigman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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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 :-/


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