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On this machine, when the RAID controler is enabled (Highpoint 372) I cannot use any Linux bootdisc. I have tried Debian, Gentoo and another Hybrid Debian disk and they all locate the drives on the machine, but then it imediately crashed out with a "Kernel Panic: Tried to kill init!". Turning the RAID controler off solves this, but the RAID controler needs to be on as otherwise I have more drives than ports. The drives on the controler are not RAIDed, it is simply being used as another ATA controler. Anyone know a way around this or what is going ...

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    Default Cannot boot (even bootdisks)

    On this machine, when the RAID controler is enabled (Highpoint 372) I
    cannot use any Linux bootdisc. I have tried Debian, Gentoo and another
    Hybrid Debian disk and they all locate the drives on the machine, but then
    it imediately crashed out with a "Kernel Panic: Tried to kill init!".
    Turning the RAID controler off solves this, but the RAID controler needs to
    be on as otherwise I have more drives than ports. The drives on the
    controler are not RAIDed, it is simply being used as another ATA controler.

    Anyone know a way around this or what is going wrong?
    Cheers,
    EX
    Enverex Guest

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    "Enverex" <co.uk> wrote in message
    news:168.3.44... 
    to 
    controler. 

    Replace the RAID controller with one known to be Linux workable? Also, you
    neglected to say which kernels you were working with. Debian stable, for
    example, tends to be way the heck behind the times on its kernels and is
    unlikely to work on newer hardware with newer motherboard chipsets of all
    sorts.

    Can you boot with the Fedora "rescuecd.iso", which is a quite small CD image
    and useful for testing stuff?


    Nico Guest

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    "Enverex" <co.uk> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:168.3.44... 

    imho hpt372 support under linux is still only experimental, though i
    wouldn't use it to store important data anyway

     


    Heywood Guest

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