[SATLUG] Centos installation issue

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Fri Dec 19 08:37:47 CST 2014

It's possible the initrd that was copied to the harddrive does not 
include a module for your raid controller. I've run into this chicken & egg
problem before, you would somehow have to get a proper version. Of
course there are other possibilities as well.


On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 08:54:53PM -0600, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> I'm trying to set-up an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 server with Centos 7,
> and I've run into a problem that I don't know what to think of, or
> how to address it.
> I've installed the exact same version of Centos a few times before
> with no problems ever.  Yet when I installed in on this server, it
> completes the initial install and reboots, only to crash (and go the
> shell prompt) with the following errors (abbreviated here):
> fsck: error 2
> could not boot
> /dev/centos/root does not exist
> /dev/centos/swap does not exist
> /dev/centos/by-uuid/[_a_very_long_hex_string_] does not exist
> I googled this issue but came up empty (at least as far as the
> particular problem I'm having).
> The only thing about this installation that's different than
> previous times is that the P800 RAID controller in the server is not
> recognized automatically by the installer.  I had to add a couple of
> extra parameters at the initial boot-up so the installer could see
> the logical drives defined by the controller:
> hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1 and hpsa.hpsa_simple_mode=1
> As I understand it, it seems that the controller hardware uses a
> technology (?) that's no longer in vogue.
> Does any of this look familiar to anyone?  Any recommendations on
> how to fix this?
> Al Lesmerises
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