Debian Lenny on R610 with PERC 6/i

Rob Heilman rheilman at echolabs.net
Mon Feb 1 07:44:24 CST 2010


I chose the legacy GRUB option.

I built a 4+1 (500GB Seagates) RAID 5 group in the PERC BIOS and left another disk for a hot spare.  

-Rob Heilman

On Feb 1, 2010, at 3:48 AM, ROUSSEL Kévin wrote:

> Rob Heilman a écrit :
>> I am attempting to install Debian Lenny on a Dell R610 equipped with a PERC 6/i controller.  I built a 4+1 (500GB Seagates) RAID 5 group in the PERC BIOS and left another disk for a hot spare.  I was able to boot from the Debian DVD, create LVM, partitions, etc.  Other than the bnx2 firmware it was a very non-eventful install process.
>> 
>> When the machine attempts to boot from the PERC based drive it simply hangs.  The last thing I see is from the DRAC:
>> 
>> Press <CRTL-E> for Remote Access Setup within 5 sec.........
>> 
>> After that just a line wrap or two when the 5 seconds lapses.
>> 
>> My assumption is that something is wrong with the boot loader process.  Is the 1.8TB LUN/SD exceeding a size limit I am unaware of?  Do I need any particular modules/drivers in the initrd to allow it to boot?  Any other ideas?  
> 
> During the Debian Lenny install, which version of GRUB did you choose to
> install? I would recommend install the "legacy" version (GRUB 0.9x), the
> newer version of GRUB (1.9x) is still not considered stable by Debian.
> 
> Other question, could you give us more precision on how you configured
> the PERC and disks (like RAID level, for example) ?
> -- 
> 
> 
>      Kévin Roussel
>      Ingénieur-expert, projet OPEN-PEOPLE
>      Équipe TRIO, INRIA Nancy Grand-Est
> 
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