[CentOS] 3.5 kernel panic on boot

Tue Apr 5 13:46:09 UTC 2011
Barry Brimer <lists at brimer.org>

> Yes, I know 3.5 is old.  However in this case it's required for a legacy
> app.
> a fresh install get's me:
> kmod:  failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-104, errno = 2
> followed by:
> VFS:  Cannot open root device "cciss/c0d0p2" or 68:02
> The system is an HP DL380 G4.  any thought on what could cause this?

Does your installed system have the cciss device entries that are needed?
Is the cciss driver reflected in your /etc/modprobe.conf, and was it there 
when the initrd was built?

If you're missing your /dev/cciss entries locating and running mkdev.cciss 
should create them.