Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1489
  • Last Modified:

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

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
randy915
Asked:
randy915
1 Solution
 
ashwin42Commented:
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
 
darrickhartmanCommented:
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
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now