I am struggling to make the Poweredge 2850 boot normally from the disk after installation of the SLES 11 SP2.
The installation went well and no errors were found. However, the boot after does not work. It seems the kernel is looking for disk that are not created during the process of installation. /swap in /dev/sda1(2.1GB), / in /dev/sda2(rest of 0.5TB).
Moving the DVD device from the top of the list does not help it to find the drive. I boot the server using the DVD again and it asking for boot from the hard disk (did not work), Installation (redo and nothing changed), Repair Installed System (loaded 6/6 installation files, opened YAST).
- Automatic Repair,
- Partition /dev/sdb1 has a valid swap area…(activate swap partition?, Y)
- Check File System Installing kernel modules for file system support (Problematic).
missing modules jbd, mbcache, ext3 , just added
device not found, root device /dev/sdb2 not found -
- Several packages from the repair have failed.
- Missing initrd modules - Failed
- Asking about boot loader - Error
Trying manual resume from /dev/sdb1
resume device /dev/sdb1 not found(ignoring)
Waiting for device /dev/sdb2 to appear: …Could not find /dev/sdb2
Want me to fallback to /dev/sdb2? (Y/n)
PE2850 (old) 500GB (SCSI), 8GB ram, 2x Xeon 2.8 GHz CPU, 800 Mhz BUS L2 cahce 2MB, SLES11 SP2;
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 21 04:43 pci-0000:02:0e.0-scsi-0:2:0:0 → …/…/sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 21 04:43 pci-0000:02:0e.0-scsi-0:2:0:0-part1 → …/…/sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 21 04:43 pci-0000:02:0e.0-scsi-0:2:0:0-part2 → …/…/sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 21 04:43 pci-0000:02:0e.0-scsi-0:0:0:0 → …/…/sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 21 04:43 0cc2cfbe-f12e-448e-baae-aa30cab0802e → …/…/sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Apr 21 04:43 c83efb53-d80a-422f-b8f7-0c3c59f0feed → …/…/sda2
Any help would be very appreciated.
Thank you all and sorry for the long post.