Debian on Dell PE2600

Dave Sobel dave at evolvetech.com
Fri Aug 8 07:49:00 CDT 2003


I had a similar problem, and two things I did.

1. Update the firmware on the SCSI controller, ESM, and BIOS.

2. Make sure you have the right filesystem compiled into the kernel.

Dave

On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 07:45 AM, barrado at ccupm.upm.es wrote:

>  Hi, Finally I've installed debian on PE2600 following steps remarking 
> in www.domsch.com/linux/. I'm using the defaults disks find it with 
> kernel 2.4.20-bf2.4, but not included SMP and other modules necesary 
> for our requirements. If I compile newer kernel version (such as 
> 2.4.21, 2.4.21-ac4 or 2.6, with default drivers or original drivers of 
> ftp.lsil.com) it's crash when booting, saying:
>
> ...
> megaraid: v1.18f (release Date: Tue Dec 10 09:54:39 EST 2002)
> megaraid: no BIOS enabled.
> Fusion MPT base driver 2.05.05+
> Copyright (c) 1999-2002 LSI Logic Corporation
> mptbase: Initiating ioc0 bringup
> mptbase: ioc0: WARNING - Unexpected doorbell active!
> mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - Doorbell ACK timeout (4)!
> mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - Diagnostic reset FAILED! (142h)
> mptbase: ioc0 NOT READY WARNING!
> mptbase: WARNING - ioc0 did not initialize property! (-1)
> mptbase: ioc1: ERROR - Doorbell ACK timeout (4)!
> mptbase: ioc1: ERROR - Diagnostic reset FAILED! (142h)
> mptbase: ioc1 NOT READY WARNING!
> mptbase: WARNING - ioc1 did not initialize property! (-1)
> mptbase: 2 MPT adapters found, 0 installed
> Fusion MPT SCSI Host driver 2.05.05+
> ...
> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> Freeing initrd memory: 793k freed
> cramfs: wrong magic
> FAT:bogus logical sector size 38120
> kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02
>
>  do you know how I can compile with any kernel?
>  is necesary RAMDISK for booting this server? and megaraid module?
>
>  Thanks.
>
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