I am trying to setup a RAID 5 array using the instructions on the wiki:
I get through the instructions (have actually done it several times now) and get the following error:
..... io scheduler deadline registered io scheduler cfq registered FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077 RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize loop: loaded (max 8 devices) mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice NET: Registered protocol family 2 IP route cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes) TCP establised hash table entries: 262144 (order: 9,3145728 bytes) input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0 TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 786432 bytes) TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536) TCP reno registered TCP bic registered NET: Registered protocol family 1 NET: Registered protocol family 10 Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c03f6580(lo) IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver NET: Registered protocol family 17 Starting balanced_irq Using IPI Shortcut mode VFS: Cannot open root device "md0" or unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=" boot option Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
The grub menu.lst
root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/md0 ro
I setup three partitions on IDE drives
/dev/md0 - root (8 GB / drive) /dev/md1 - boot (100 MB / drive) /dev/md2 - swap (1 GB / drive)
I have three drives for the area with three partitions on each:
hda1 - boot hda2 - swap hda3 - root
I did skip the LVM step in the wiki pages.
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0 none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cd iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0 /dev/cdrom /mnt/dvd udf ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0 /dev/fd0 /mnt/fl vfat user,noauto 0 0 /dev/md0 / reiserfs defaults 0 0 /dev/md2 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/md1 /boot reiserfs defaults 0 0
REMOVE_IDE= REMOVE_SCSI= REMOVE_SATA=1 REMOVE_CDROM= REMOVE_USB=1 REMOVE_FW=1 REMOVE_RAID= REMOVE_CRYPT=1 REMOVE_FS= REMOVE_DM= RAID_ROOT_ARRAY="md0" RAID_ROOT_DEVICES="/dev/hda3 /dev/hdb3 /dev/hdc3" HOSTCONTROLLER_IDE= HOSTCONTROLLER_SCSI= HOSTCONTROLLER_SATA= HOSTCONTROLLER_USB= FILESYSTEMS= CRYPT_DEVICE= ADD_MODULE= REMOVE_MODULE=
The system is a dual PIII using the arch ISO 7.1 release.
Any thoughts on what is wrong with my setup? Or something I can try. I'm game for just about anything in my test environment to try and get it working.
After the basketball games where over tonight I had a thought (and a little research). The install iso I was using was a pre-release of 0.7.1. When I downloaded the real mccoy and did a fresh install following the instructions on the wiki, all worked flawlessly!