Fecora + Promise Fasttrack 100 TX2
From: timmy!! (tim_at_NO-SPAMtimmy.ws)
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 04:37:36 GMT
I'm having trouble getting a Fedora Core 1 box to boot off a Promise
Fasttrack 100 TX2 ATA RAID card. The system is an Intel D845GLAD
board, 2G PIV, 512M RAM, and the PCI Promise Fasttrack TX 100 TX2
It installs ok, but when i reboot after the install, i get dumped to
directly the grub prompt, no error messages. I can't perform any
manual grub boot commands, as it can't find any files on any of the
partitions. The only thing I an find on either partition I have, by
using the tab key, is the 'lost+found' folder. I have one 125M /boot
partition, and the / partition is approx. 75G. Is it possible this is
I can boot from cd, and do the 'linux rescue' option. It has no
problem finding the fedora installation, and I can get into the system
as mounted on /mnt/sysimage
I can even see the device driver load on boot at the beginning of the
install as well as during the rescue process:
I checked the kernel config (2.4.22) on the system, and the driver is
compiled directly into the kernel (not modular).
The drives show up in dmesg ( hde and hdg )
Here's what I've tried so far:
changed the device.map file to read:
changed the grub conf to read:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=/dev/sda3 rhbg
I read somewhere to try using the sdx devices, as it may attempt a
scsi boot device due to the RAID.
Alternately, I've tried using '(hd0)/dev/hde' and
Aside from using a driver disk on installation or comiling the module
manually, is there anything else I can try, am I missing something?
Alot of posts I read have to do with older versions of redhat (7.2 -
8.0), and using lilo. You unfortunately can't install lilo with
fedora, which I never understood, but I guess they think GRUB is
Any advice would be appreciated.