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Re: Boot fails after change of motherboard (using LVM)



On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 09:21 -0400, Volker Englisch wrote:
> 
>      Volker Englisch
> 
> mailto:Volker Englisch us    (h)
> 
> 
> On 10/13/2006 04:01 AM Paul Howarth wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 22:02 -0400, Volker Englisch wrote:
> >> On 10/12/2006 12:14 PM Rob Andrews wrote:
> >>> You can get the same effect with the mkinitrd(8) tool.
> >>>
> >>> mkinitrd /boot/initrd-<version> <version>
> >>>
> >>> (where version is, for example, 2.6.18-1.2759.fc6)
> >>
> >> This sounded like a great idea and I had hoped it to solve my problem. 
> >> Unfortunately it didn't work and I am still getting the same error 
> >> message after restarting the system
> >>      Red Hat nash version 4.2.15 starting
> >>       Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while ...
> >>       No volume groups found
> >>       Unable to find volume group "VolGroup00"
> >>
> >> Is there anything else I could possibly try?
> > 
> > When the system boots, is it actually detecting the presence of the hard
> > disks?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> > Can you tell which sata controller module is loaded when the rescue disk
> > is booted? (run lsmod and look for anything with sata in it)
> 
> It's sata_via.
> 
> > Once you've found the sata modules in use, edit the /etc/modprobe.conf
> > of the installed system to ensure that it has a scsi_hostadapter line
> > for each sata module. For instance, I have:
> > 
> > alias scsi_hostadapter sata_sil24
> > alias scsi_hostadapter1 sata_nv
> 
> I have two identical SATA disks.  Would I need to enter
>    alias scsi_hostadapter sata_via
> 
> to the modprobe.conf or
>    alias scsi_hostadapter sata_via
>    alias scsi_hostadapter1_sata_via

You only need the one. If it's already there then this is not the
problem you're having.

Paul.


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