Debian Lenny on R610 with PERC 6/i
rheilman at echolabs.net
rheilman at echolabs.net
Mon Feb 1 14:18:01 CST 2010
I have dumbed down the config to just root, swap, and home on primary
partitons. It still hangs immediately after the DRAC. Any other ideas?
I am going to grab Ubuntu and SuSE iso's just to test. Unfortunately
the app developer we are working with insists on Debian Lenny. While
I do like Debian it never has been a great choice for "new" hardware
Rob Heilman via mobile
On Feb 1, 2010, at 9:19 AM, "Daniel Robitaille" <robitaille at gmail.com>
> Could it be a problem grub trying to boot from a LVM partition. A
> quick Google search
> turns up this, so it can be done using Grub 2 and Lenny:
> But he does mention the extra option he had to add to the grub
> config file. Maybe something
> similar needs to be done in the grub "legacy" setup?
> On Mon, 01 Feb 2010, Rob Heilman wrote:
>> 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
>>> Other question, could you give us more precision on how you
>>> 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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