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lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

edraven_1
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lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/ida/c0d0p2 8.1G 418M 7.2G 6% /
/dev/ida/c0d1 67G 33M 63G 1% /home
/dev/ida/c0d0p1 93M 15k 87M 1% /boot

in /etc/lilo.conf I have:
boot=/dev/ida/c0d0p1

but when I type lilo to try and install a new kernel I just compiled, I get this:

# lilo
Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

I'm running a Compaq Proliant 3000 with a smartarray 221 with array A in raid1 with 2 9GB drives, and array B in raid5 with 5 18GB drives

any ideas?
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Ragu_3
Trusted Contributor

Re: lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

Are you running kernel v2.4.x? Have you had enabled devfs support while building the kernel? If so, do you have devfsd running? In Debian GNU, run `dpkg -l devfsd' and check. This is the best guess that I can come up with now.
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Jan Sladky
Trusted Contributor

Re: lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

hi,
check whether /dev/ida/c0d0p1 is mounted on /boot and PATH syntax in /etc/lilo.conf

I'm attaching example you can compare:

image = /boot/vmlinuz
label = linux
append = "splash=silent desktop"
initrd = /boot/initrd
root = /dev/hda2


post result
br Jan
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edraven_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

Ragu: I didn't have devfsd, so I apt-get'd it. Not sure what to do now.

Jan Sladky: You can see from my post that /dev/ida/c0d0p1 is mounted as /boot and in /etc/lilo.conf already.

Ragu_3
Trusted Contributor

Re: lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

Ed, there is this file /etc/devfs/devfsd.conf where you have to register your smart array device. Hope the array is detected on boot.
Debian GNU/Linux for the Enterprise! Ask HP ...
edraven_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: lilo says: Fatal: read /dev/ida/c0d0p1: No such device or address

OK, I have up and reinstalled Debian with the "compact" kernel option at the boot prompt. That seemed to install more scsi stuff, so far so good.