Problems installing SuSE 9.0 on Dell PowerEdge 6300

Problems installing SuSE 9.0 on Dell PowerEdge 6300

Post by quadsto » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 02:21:10

I'm trying to install SuSE 9.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 6300 server.
This has a PERC 2/SE RAID controller (Really LSI Logic Megaraid).
I've managed to install Red Hat 9 without any problem.
When I try SuSE 9.0m I do a manual install and add drivers for "megaraid2" and
the the network and other SCSI cards (eepro100 and aic7xxx).
It installs OK, but on the first boot it can't see the system disk.
It gives the error:

VFS: Cannot open root device "sda2".

The disks are set up as one RAID 5 logical drive.

Anyone have any experience of this hardware with SuSE?


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Full system install was clean.

When I rebooted, the system came up in 320x240. No joke. And there
were no configuration options to change it. When I run yast, it
doesn't recognize my monitor. I've tried every Dell monitor listed,
and yast still errors out and won't finalize the configuration. The
system won't even boot to X now; it errors and dumps me at a command
prompt. That's fine, of course; I'm not totally green, but I'd like to
have a fully functioning OS, thank you very much.

What I've tried:

Modifying yast (didn't work.)
Modifying XF86Config. (Settings are already there, system doesn't
recognize them)
Changing monitor settings. (Didn't work.)
Checked SuSE database. (My monitor is listed as "unknown".)

Anyone have any suggestions? The system is new and I just dropped $400
on a monitor that works fine with other operating systems (who shall
remain nameless), and worked fine for the installation of SuSE. I'm
looking for any suggestions for a work-around.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can suggest.


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