I'm trying to install RH 7.1 on an Intel server (dual P3-1ghz, 512mb RDIMM
etc) with the AMI MegaRAID 1600-controller (493). RH 7.1 detects the
controller, I'm able to select the packages wanted as well as specifying
what partitions/sizes to use. It also says that the sda-partition has to be
initialized, and I have to press 5 times in order to continue. However, when
I'm done and have pressed the OK button in order to start installing I get
"Unable to format /. This may be a serious error".
Anyone familiar with this? I've tried RH 7.0 (2.2.16-22enterprise kernel)
which works great. However, as I'd like the 2.4 kernel in order to run
Vmware G6-server. I then compiled the 2.4.3-ac9 kernel and tried booting up.
The kernel recogizes the controller and disk-array, but says:
SCSI device sda: 286875648 512 byte hdwr sectors (146880 MB)
sda: unknow partition table
VFS: Cannot open root device "801" or 08:01
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
This looks like a 2.4 kernel problem and my controller. I've tried mailing
AMI-support, but not much response from them yet.