kickstarting a 2600 Thomas_Chenault at
Thu Aug 14 18:00:01 CDT 2003

I'm afraid that I don't have much insight to offer here.

You could try going to the alt-f2 console and then running lsmod to
determine whether or not the driver has loaded successfully. If it has it
should have a use count greater than 0. 

Others frequently recommend ensuring that the firmware on the RAID
controller is up to date. For the latest firmware try:

You could also try working with the megaraid driver available at:

Hope this helps.

Thomas Chenault
*Insert standard disclaimer about my opinions being mine and mine alone.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wendy.Faulkner [mailto:wfaulkne at]
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 3:23 PM
To: Chenault, Thomas
Cc: linux-poweredge at; wfaulkne at
Subject: Re: kickstarting a 2600

I found a megaraid_2002 driver which was on a boot diskette and I merged
that into my kickstart.  I see it load during the kickstart, but I still
get "An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to
create new filesystems."

I have a PERC 4 controller in the 2600.  The last error in the alt-f4
window is:

md: raid5 personality registered as nr4
Journalled block device driver loaded
hda: packet command error: status 0x51 (Drive Ready SeekComplete Error)
hda: packet command error=0x54
ATAPI device hda
Error Illegal request -- Sense key 0x05
Invalid field in command packet -- (asc=0x24, ascq=0x00)
The failed Start/Stop Unit packet command was:
"1b 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"
cdrom: open failed

Any clues?  A better driver?

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