PowerVault 220S - custom kernels wont boot

James Bourne jbourne at mtroyal.ab.ca
Wed Aug 28 00:45:01 CDT 2002

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?

Try the adaptec raid (aacraid) unless you have the 220 connected via
an LSI card (PercIII DC/QC)...

James Bourne

> Thanks in advance,
> -Rich
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James Bourne, Supervisor Data Centre Operations
Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB, CA

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