[CentOS] Centos 4.1 Boot Problem on ML570 with Compag 5300 Storage Array Raid Controller

Dave Augustus davea at ingraftedsoftware.com
Mon Oct 17 19:26:57 UTC 2005

Hello All,

HP ML570
2G Ram
Dual 2.8G procs
Compaq 5300 Smart Array Controller

Centos 4.1

I yum-med a server last week and rebooted it.

When it came up, it stopped. Looking at the console, I got:


Setting Hostname: OK
Checking root filesystem:
/dev/cciss/c0d0p10 is mounted, e2fsck cannot continue, aborting failed

*** an error occurred during the file system check
*** Dropping you to a shell; The system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue)

So I did what any good sysadmin would do- I grabbed the boot disk and
rebooted the box in rescue mode and ran e2fsck on the /root partition.
No errors came up and rebooting the box resulted in the same error!

So I dug a little, and found that putting some comments
in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit would circumvent *the error* and allow the box
to boot.

Here are the lines - (around line 375)

if [ "${RHGB_STARTED}" != "0" -a -w /etc/rhgb/temp/rhgb-console ]; then
        fsck -T -a $rootdev $fsckoptions > /etc/rhgb/temp/rhgb-console
        initlog -c "fsck -T -a $rootdev $fsckoptions"

Here are the grub.conf boot settings:
title CentOS (2.6.9-22.ELsmp)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-22.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.9-22.ELsmp.img

My question is:


Dave Augustus

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