system fails to initramfs after reboot during build

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at thenap.com
Thu Dec 28 11:53:54 CST 2006


Let me guess.. SDB1 doesn't exist right?

We had the same problem with Debian (latest) on a Poweredge 1900, the
fix was to manually tell it to use sda1 (which existed) instead of sdb1
(which didn't exist on the controller).

Although I honestly don't rememeber HOW I did this.. Sorry.

-Drew
 

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:39 PM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: system fails to initramfs after reboot during build

That's pretty much what happens whenever the installer environment has
drivers for your RAID, but they don't get into your installed
environment correctly.  Can be due to missing driver, missing
modprobe.conf entry, or broken mkinitrd process, not an exhaustive list.
Hang on for a bit and someone knowledgeable about Debian and 2950s will
probably respond.

On Wed, December 27, 2006 12:37, Anderson, Steven wrote:
> I am new to to Linux
>
> I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 with a PERC 5 configured as a 300GB RAID 
> 5, dual broadcom gigabit network adapters, 4GB RAM, DVD/CD-rom, and no

> floppy.
>
> I downloaded the debian-testing-i386-netinst on 12-26-06 The system 
> appears to load from the network fine, however after the system is 
> done loading and it reboots I get the following error.
>
> Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
> or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev ALERT! 
> /dev/sdb1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
>
> The system then loads BusyBox and I get the initramfs prompt
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thank you
>
>
>
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