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AilX
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reboot and Select proper Boot device? Reply with quote

I got an ION330Pro to use as a relatively low-power file, mail and possibly web server (haven't actually decided what I am going to do with it), and chose SMS. The system has the base hardware except that I added another identical HDD and set up RAID1 using the Nvidia boot tool. I'm using the native install CD 1.4.8. I have tried to install multiple times with different options with the same effect...I get the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" message after finishing the install and then rebooting.

I use cfdisk to create 3 primary partitions (linux (/), linux swap, linux (/home)), then write the partition table, quit cfdisk and run setup. Then I just run through the setup as normal, selecting swap partition, formatting root (ext3) and the partition for /home (ReiserFS). These are about 8.4GB, 1GB and 310GB respectively on the 320GB Mirror. I select source, packages, install and configure. Then it tells me it's finished installing so I just quit and reboot.

To the best of my newbie knowledge, I've followed through with the installation process correctly and it should now boot where I can start KDE or w/e, but nada. Is there something I am doing wrong?

It's interesting to note that if I hit enter at the select boot device message after installing, it outputs "L 9A 9A 9A 9A 9A 9A 9A 9A 9A 9A etc." to about halfway down the screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
have you mark your boot partition bootable in cfdisk?
Did you use auto lilo install or manual configured?
Enter your SMS CD, and assuming your root partition (/) is /dev/sda1 and you install default kernel,
type at boot prompt
"hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda1 noinitrd ro"
boot to your system and type cfdisk to mark it bootable or edit your /etc/lilo.conf if it's wrong and type 'lilo' when finish.

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AilX
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:

have you mark your boot partition bootable in cfdisk?
Did you use auto lilo install or manual configured?


The partition (sda1) was marked bootable in cfdisk and I used the auto-configured lilo install option. Is there something I'm specifically looking for in the lilo.conf file that might produce the boot problem? It is already specified to boot the from /dev/sda with root /dev/sda1.

Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to boot to your newly install system from the cd with
"hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda1 noinitrd ro"
After it boots do a 'lilo -v3' and post the output if it doesn't boot on reboot.
Also check 'cat /proc/scsi/scsi' 'cat /proc/partitions'

If all else fails try adding
raid-extra-boot=mbr-only
in /etc/lilo.conf and run 'lilo' once more.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I tried adding ‘raid-extra-boot=mbr-only’ line to lilo.conf and running lilo it said “Fatal: Not a RAID install, ‘raid-extra-boot=’ not allowed”.

Here is the output from the other commands:

‘lilo –v3’

LILO version 22.8 . . .
. . . Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
device-mapper major = 253
raid_setup returns offset = 00000000 ndisk = 0
BIOS VolumeID Device
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
pf_hard_disk_scan: ndevs=1
0800 4A230D5E /dev/sda
Resolve invalid VolumeIDs
Resolve duplicate VolumeIDs
0800 4A230D5E /dev/sda
device codes (user assigned pf) = 0
device codes (user assigned) = 0
device codes (BIOS assigned) = 0
Filling in ‘/dev/sda’ = 0x80
device codes (canonical) = 1
Device 0x0800: BIOS drive 0x80, 255 heads, 38913 cylinders,
63 sectors. Partition offset: 0 sectors
Using Volume ID 4A230D5E on bios 80
Device 0x0801: BIOS drive 0x80, 255 heads, 38913 cylinders,
63 sectors. Partition offset: 63 sectors
Using Volume ID 4A230D5E on bios 80
Warning: unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system.
Using MENU secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Secondary loader: 18 sectors (0x3600 dataend).
bios_boot = 0x80 bios_map = 0x80 map==boot = 0 map S/N: 4A230D5E
BIOS data check will include auto-suppress check

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz -> vmlinux-hugesmp-2.6.29.6-smp
Device: 0x0801: BIOS drive 0x80, 255 heads, 38913 cylinders,
63 sectors. Partition offset: 63 sectors
Using Volume ID 4A230D5E on bios 80
Setup length is 24 sectors.
Compaction removed 9547 BIOS calls.
Mapped 9726 sectors.
Added SMS *
<dev=0xe0,hd=147,cyl=227,sct=233>
“ro root=801”

BIOS VolumeID Device
80 4A230D5E 0800
Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0800 exists – no boot sector backup copy made.
Map file size: 14336 bytes.
RAID device mask 0x0000
Failsafe check: boot_dev_nr = 0x800 0xfffffff0
map==boot = 0 map s/n = 4A230D5E
2 warinings were issued.

'cat /proc/scsi/scsi'

Attached devices:
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: ATA Model: ST9320325AS Rev: 0001
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
Host: scsi3 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: Slimtype Model: DVD A DS8A3S Rev: HAT9
Type: CD=ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 05
Host: scsi4 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: ATA Model: ST9320325AS Rev: 0002
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05

'cat /proc/partitions'

major minor # blocks name

8 0 312571224 sda
8 1 8209183 sda1
8 2 996030 sda2
8 3 303363427 sda3
8 16 312571224 sdb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boot once more from CD and run "lilo -z -M /dev/sda" and 'lilo -v3' and post the output in case it doesn't boot.
I assume you have created Hardware raid through RAID BIOS config.
Try a 'cfdisk /dev/sdb' to see if you can see the other disk, you shouldn't.
You can create a software raid though, from what I'm reading for ION controllers, software raid is faster.
Another option is to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.33.1 from SMS-Current in case there is a new driver for this board.

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