Problems with a RAID array on a Dell PE1850
Ian P. Christian
pookey at pookey.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 11:52:52 CST 2005
I'm having an odd problems with a poweredge 1850, and it's driving me mad -
google's not helped me, and I've run out of places to look.
Basically, I can't use fdisk on /dev/sda. I can however boot off this array,
and everything is working fine - I'm having no issues using thie array for
# fdisk -l
Unable to seek on /dev/sda
# sfdisk /dev/sda --no-reread
Disk /dev/sda: 35669 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
llseek: Bad file descriptor
sfdisk: seek error on /dev/sda - cannot seek to 0
/dev/sda: unrecognized partition table type
No partitions found
The odd thing is, if I boot off a gentoo liveCD, everything's ok.
I've tried various kernel versions of the 2.6 series.
I've tried using config's found on google.
I've tried configuing a kernel from scratch countless times.
I've tried repartitioning and reinstalling from scratch.
I've tried shouting at it.
# zcat /proc/config.gz | grep MEG
# CONFIG_MEGARAID_LEGACY is not set
# CONFIG_MEGARAID_SAS is not set
# lspci | grep RAID
02:0e.0 RAID bus controller: Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID controller 4 (rev
On a seperate note, anyone know how to upgrade firmware using Dell's software
on a non-RH system?
which: no lockfile in
spsetup.sh: Cannot find utilities on the system to execute package.
Make sure the following utilities are in the path: sed lockfile tail rm mkdir
chmod ls basename
'lockfile' is missing - whatever that is!
Ian P. Christian ~ http://pookey.co.uk
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