Solved

Fedora 13 - "Can't mount root filesystem" with hardware RAID-5

Posted on 2010-09-22
2
1,422 Views
Last Modified: 2016-12-08
I'm new to Linux and trying to install Fedora 13 on an older system with hardware RAID-5 (Dell PERC 2).  After booting up the CD I select the default option to install and got the following error:

Can't mount root filesystem
Boot has failed, sleeping forever

Is this error similar to Window's BSOD due to lack of RAID driver loaded with F6?
0
Comment
Question by:randy915
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
ashwin42 earned 500 total points
ID: 33741650
This problem is because the raid drivers are not present.

You can work around this problem by compiling a kernel with megaraid drivers and installing the kernel on to this machine.

It will boot correctly after that.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:darrickhartman
ID: 33744729
If the system is old enough to have a PERC 2 controller and you are just learning Linux, you might consider installing CentOS 5 instead.  It's an older (but stable and supported) release which will have the driver you need for that hardware.

Otherwise, ashwin42 is correct.  You'd need to compile a driver for your hardware.  It's part of the megaraid legacy drivers.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
DDP and RAID 3 73
Optimal settings for a HP Smart Array P410i RAID1 + RAID5 scenario 6 68
CentOS Backup Options 3 67
Linux 6 38
Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
Setting up Secure Ubuntu server on VMware 1.      Insert the Ubuntu Server distribution CD or attach the ISO of the CD which is in the “Datastore”. Note that it is important to install the x64 edition on servers, not the X86 editions. 2.      Power on th…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question