Linux Rescue on PowerEdge 2650

Tesfamariam_Michael@Dell.com Tesfamariam_Michael at Dell.com
Mon Nov 11 14:47:00 CST 2002


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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael, Tesfamariam 
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 2:45 PM
To: 'Timothy Waidelich'
Cc: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
Subject: RE: Linux Rescue on PowerEdge 2650


If you specify "linux expert noprobe rescue" at the boot prompt, it should
allow you to choose aacraid and pass the parameters to it.

Thanks,
Tesfamariam Michael
Dell Linux OS Development
http://www.dell.com/linux

-----Original Message-----
From: Timothy Waidelich [mailto:Tim at intelligentco.com]
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 2:40 PM
To: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
Subject: Linux Rescue on PowerEdge 2650


Here are the details:

Server: PowerEdge 2650, with a PERC 3/Di RAID controller, Linux 7.2

What happened:
Files (not sure how many) were deleted from the /dev directory.  After
performing a reboot, received a message saying that the "console failed to
initialize".  The server was locked up at that point.

What I'm trying to do:
Tried to perform a Linux Rescue, but the RAID controller is not being found.
It attempts to load the aacraid driver, but it does not give me the
opportunity to Specify Module Parameters (i.e.
aacraid=pciid=0x1028,0xa,0x1028,0x0121)

Question:
Is there a way to get the Linux Rescue to ask for controller drivers/module
parameters when going into rescue mode?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,


-Joe Kozlowski
contact at: tim at intelligentco.com
  

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