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Re: RH9 upgrade to FC3 fails with I2O ZCR raid



--- Eric Wagar <eric deadhookers org> wrote:
> 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
> >>the
> >>"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
> >>the
> >>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
> >>appears:
> >>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
> >>reboot.
> >> I select "OK" and reboot to get back to the Fresh or Upgrade
> point,
> >>and
> >>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
> >>a
> >>36G standalone drive (so three cards).  It is a SuperMicro 6023P-8R
> >>with
> >>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
> >>had
> >>successful installs.)
> >>
> >>Currently the system is up with RH9 still on it.  I'd like to get
> >>FC3+
> >>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
> >>this
> >>system is the only one I have.  I don't have a test system with the
> >>same
> >>config.  Why?!, that'd be too easy!  :)
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>eric
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >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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**~~~~**
> eric
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