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Problems installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 3 on a Dell PowerEdge 6650 server.

I installed Linux on a new Dell PowerEdge 6650 server with 4gb of RAM and a hardware RAID 5 configuration (three 73g HD). After the installation, I changed the settings in the BIOS so that the system would boot using the RAID card.  I reboot.  The system starts up... runs POST, gets to the GRUB gui and the screen goes black.  I then reboot to the GRUB gui again and try to boot into single user mode using GRUB commands, I get the following output on the screen.  

starting timer: 0 0
blk: queue f6d1f418, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
scsi1: scanning physical channel 1 for devices.
attached scsi disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 286228480 512-byte hdwr sectors (146549 MB)

Partition check:
      sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 < sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 >
Loading jbd.o module
Journalled block device driver loaded
Loading ext3.o module
Mounting /proc filesystem
Creating block devices
Creating root device
mkrootdev: label /single not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext 3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory 224k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernel.

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My partition layout is:
/boot    102 mb
/          2047mb
/usr     20481 mb
/var     10237mb
/var/spool/mail 40963mb
/users   63931 mb
swap   1000 mb

How can I fix this or should I try to reinstall Linux.  Help!
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dee43
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dee43
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   I've installed RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 more than 10 times on Dell PowerEdge 6650.
The comman problem is the LSI 4/Di RAID controller card. However, with RHEL 3.0 upgrade 3 version, it have the driver
built-in the kernel.

>change the  settings in the BIOS so that the system would boot using the RAID card
   By the way, the RAID 5 configuration shoud be done before the RHEL 3 installation.
You might just re-install it again.

Wesly
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dee43Author Commented:
Wesly,

Are you saying to keep the settings in the BIOS (set to boot RAID card) then peform the RHEL install?
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wesly_chenCommented:
Yes.
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wesly_chenCommented:
No, I mean you need to boot from the CD-ROM first to re-install.
It just the boot priority.
Wesly
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