Boot problems after install to scsi drive on aha1542 adaptor

Boot problems after install to scsi drive on aha1542 adaptor

Post by Dave Edward » Fri, 08 Dec 2000 20:45:05


Anyone help with this?

It must be a simple fix but I just can't sus it out.  No help in the howto

I've got IDE drives that run other OS's and I've installed redhat 7 to a
disk on an aha1542C connected scsi disk.

The install went fine but I can't boot the system either from the boot
floppy or the drive.  The kernel can't mount the root file system.  LILO
install to the drive seems to have failed too (stops at LI) but that's for
another day.  I just want to boot the *y system.

I'm sure it's because the aha1542 module needs to be loaded but I can't use
mkinitrd to make a ram disk image cos I can't boot the system.

I can boot from the CD and insmod the driver, mount the partitions and play
around but mkinitrd seems to insist on seeing /lib/modules/
for the modules and the install images don't have that dir there.

I'm at a loss and can't work out why the install went so well (after insmod
expert mode) but it didn't seem to realise that that module was
essential for the drive to boot properly.

Help :-)



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A bit of history first:
I previously had Redhat 4.0 installed and running with a aha1542cp
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