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Re: RH9 upgrade to FC3 fails with I2O ZCR raid

Issac Newton wrote:

--- Eric Wagar <eric deadhookers org> wrote:

I attempted to upgrade my RH9 (2.4.20-37.9) system to FC3 (2.6.9 I
believe is the release on the CDs).

I was able to get into Anaconda (by adding the I2O Block driver at
"add Driver" screen) and to the section where I chose either a Fresh
install or an upgrade.

The first time I reached that point, the upgrade portion specified
hdb (sdb) drive, which is my "backup" drive.  The drive I need to
upgrade is hda (sda).  I then power cycled the system and removed the
sdb drive to make sure nothing on that drive is touched.

I reached the same Fresh or Upgrade point, and this time the hda
(/dev/i2o/hda8) drive showed properly.  I chose upgrade, and this
Error mounting device sda8 as /: No such file or directory
This most likely means this partition has not been formatted.
Press OK to reboot your system.
The only action at this point is to push the "OK" button for the
I select "OK" and reboot to get back to the Fresh or Upgrade point,
chose Fresh this time.  I did verify that the partitions shown are
hda{1-8}, with all sizes correct but no mount points specified.

I did not go any further.

The system has a 2010S ZCR Adaptec card with 2x36G RAID1 config, and
36G standalone drive (so three cards).  It is a SuperMicro 6023P-8R
2x2.4G Xeon and 1G RAM.

Since FC3 disk has 2.6.9, I didn't put the i2o_block into the CD's
because the i2o webpage shows that it is already in the 2.6.8.  (I do
see that some people have posted on the i2o website that they have
successful installs.)

Currently the system is up with RH9 still on it.  I'd like to get
installed, but I can't seem to figure out what piece I am missing.

Any one give me some pointers?  Are there any alternatives to getting
FC3+ installed?  Unfortunately, don't look for immediate trial, as
system is the only one I have.  I don't have a test system with the
config.  Why?!, that'd be too easy!  :)


Are you able to get other Anaconda loads to recognize, and work with
the partitions? Also, check to make sure the drive is working correctly
without errors and is hooked up to the motherboard correctly (forgot
specifics) so that the computer will not reroute to the wrong port.
Anything else, I don't have the necessary expeirence.

The regular running OS, RH9 2.4.20-37.9, runs fine with no errors anywhere. I went through the RAID setup and located all three drives. They're where they're suppsoed to be. :) No errors in BIOS during bootup either.


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