[CentOS] After install centos does not find hardrives (SATA)

Thu Feb 16 06:22:28 UTC 2006
Nathan <lists at netdigix.com>

no its the prompt centos goes to when it cannot find anything to boot to.


Quoting Will McDonald <wmcdonald at gmail.com>:

> On 15/02/06, Nathan <lists at netdigix.com> wrote:
> > Hi we installed centos on a Intel server board with LSI rad (no raid
> configured
> > for the lsi).  in Centos it sees both drives so we software raid them and
> the
> > installation goes well and finishes properly.  The problem is when the
> server
> > reboots it can no longer see the hard drives and no just boots to a low
> level
> > diagnostic shell.  Any ideas?
> Is the diagnostic shell single user mode? That would lead me to think
> the kernel's bootstrapping to some extent at least and seeing the
> disks otherwise where that shell coming from? Unless it's the grub
> shell?
> What does  ...
> # fdisk -l
> ... list if it runs? Can you boot into rescue mode from an install CD,
> does it find the installed OS and allow you to chroot into it? If not
> does fdisk see the disks at this level?
> If it's not getting further than greb then it's likely there's no
> support for the disk controller in the initrd installed in boot but
> there is in the one used off the CD.
> Will.
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