Re: Strange issue on Redhat 3 WS installation
From: Daniel Huang (danielhuang_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:46:48 -0400
You are quite right, I also tried to put in one IDE disk, and put /boot
there, and it worked well. ( I am going to use this as backup plan if boot
from scsi fails.)
RHEL's mkbootdisk can't be held in floppy disk. I used to use redhat 7 on
this machine, it could boot from machine with floppy. But with AS3, I have
to use Cdrom or other removable disk.
As the whole thing happens before the grub was loaded, so I don't think
there will have any log in the OS.
I think it must be some driver issue in the bios or scsi controller config
I'll keep waiting for more ideas.
Thanks for the reply.
"Jean-David Beyer" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Daniel Huang wrote:
>> I am trying to install a RH WS3 on one DIY server, and the system board
>> is Intel server board which has one build in AIC 7899 scsi controller
>> card, the disk is one Seagate 18G scsi160 HD.
>> I found I can only boot from the floppy, and the system can't find the
>> boot disk without the floppy.
>> Btw, I can see the scsi disk and controller card in win Bios, and I've
>> setup the scsi disk bootable in the scsi config utility.
>> Any idea on this ?
> Unfortunately, my machine has two EIDE drives as well as the four SCSI
> drives, and the /boot partition is on /dev/hda, so I have no trouble at
> all. I run RHEL 3 ES on it, but I doubt the difference between WS and ES
> have anything to do with this. It is hard to believe there is anything on
> that boot floppy that makes a difference.
> BTW: how did you make that boot floppy? The installation procedure for
> RHEL 3 ES does not offer to make one, and if I try mkbootdisk, it
> complains that it runs out of space. So I make it write an ISO and burn it
> to a CD-RW-ROM which has enough room. ;-)
> My other machine had only two SCSI hard drives and no IDE drives and it
> booted just fine with RHL 6, 6.2, and 7.3, and I did nothing special with
> those to make it boot. Since then I installed Fedora Core 2 (did not like
> it), and it now runs RHL 9. But it has an EIDE hard drive on there, and
> there, too, the /boot partition is on the /dev/hda.
> Just what happens when you try to boot from the hard drive? Error
> messages, messages in /var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg and
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