PowerVault 220S - custom kernels wont boot

Benito Venegas venevene at securities.com
Tue Aug 27 23:24:00 CDT 2002

Question : what do you mean with "the system will not load at all"?

IMHO, I suggest you use drivers as modules instead compiled into the 

After that you can generate ramdisk (basically, initrd image) it'llbe 
load in the  boot process (of course you need to modify lilo.conf to do 



On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Rich Wilson wrote:

> Hi,
> We have multiple PE1550's and PowerVault 220 arrays in our environment, they
> work together without a problem.  We recently purchased a pair of 220S
> arrays and have them attached to identical PE1550's.  They work fine with
> the standard redhat 7.1 kernel.  However, when trying to boot another kernel
> (2.4.2, 2.4.9, 2.4.16, 2.4.18, 2.4.19) the system will not load at all.  The
> kernels tested work fine on the other servers that just have the 220 array.
> Everything is compiled into the kernels (Megaraid, Aic7xxx support etc).
> Has anyone experienced this?  Is there a patch/bios upgrade/etc that is
> required to use a custom kernel on 220S arrays?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Rich
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