Hi,\n\nI have never had to go to the extreme of posting on Usenet to solve a\nproblem, but I have been struggling with this for weeks, and no other\nposts have helped me. In any case, here is the relevant system\ninformation:\n\nSystem: Dell PowerEdge 600SC\nRAID Card: LSI Logic CERC ATA/4ch RAID\n(Series 511 REV C2, BIOS Ver. 1.03)\nRAID Level: 5\nLogical Drives: 1\nCorrect Driver: megaraid\nDetected Driver: megaraid_mbox\n\nFilesystem setup: (IDE RAID card shows logical drives as SCSI)\n/dev/sda1: /boot\n/dev/sda2: /data\n/dev/sda3: /\n/dev/sda4: SWAP\n\nI am trying to get any Fedora above FC2 working on it, and have tried\nFC3, FC4, and FC5. The problem is that both FC3 and FC4 detect the\nwrong card during installation, and that driver doesn't allow the setup\nprogram to access the logical drive. FC5 doesn't even offer the driver\nwhen the "noprobe" option is used, so I haven't made that work at all.\nI can get FC3/FC4 installed as long as I use the "noprobe" option and\nmanually enter the correct driver. For some reason, both FC3 and FC4\nidentify the RAID card as (megaraid_mbox), which causes the\ninstallation to fail when it comes time to set up partitions. As long\nas I use "linux noprobe" and specify the (megaraid) driver instead of\n(megaraid_mbox) at the beginning of the installation, everything goes\nlike clockwork. That is, until I try to update the thing.\n\nI have been using YUM to update linux lately, but I have also tried\nup2date on this system, with the same results. I suspect RPM would\nhave the same problem. As soon as any new kernel package is installed,\nI cannot boot the system to the new kernel. If I select the old kernel\nfrom the grub menu, I can boot the system just fine as before, but of\ncourse, that means still using the old kernel.\n\nMy guess about what is happening is that something in the installation\nprogram for the new kernel is causing the wrong driver, probably\n(megaraid_mbox) instead of (megaraid) to be set up as the hard disk\ndriver for boot. If I set the system up on a normal IDE drive,\nconnected to the system board instead of the RAID card, the updates run\nflawlessly, so I know it's a problem between this RAID card and Fedora.\nHere is the error message I get after installing a new kernel and\ntrying to boot to that kernel:\n\nUncompressing Linux... OK, booting the kernel.\nRed Hat nash version 4.2.15 starting\nmkrootdev: label / not found\nmount: error 2 mounting ext3\nERROR opening /dev/console!!!!:2\nerror dup2'ing fd of 0 to 0\nerror dup2'ing fd of 0 to 1\nerror dup2'ing fd of 0 to 2\nswitchroot: mount failed: 22\nKernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!\n\nSome of the things I have already tried before installing new kernel\nare:\n\nResetting each partition name using mklabel\nReformatting SWAP filesystem with version 2 type swap\nRemaking initrd images (though not positive I did it right)\nChanging reference to "megaraid_mbox" to "megaraid" in\nmodprobe.conf & hwconf\nRenaming megaraid_mbox.ko and copying megaraid.ko to that filename\nInstalling everything (except SWAP) on one partition\nCopying old kernel config and initrd files to new name of new\nkernel files\n\nNone of those worked. So, needless to say, I need a lot of help. I'm\nall out of ideas, so I'm asking the gurus out there. Hopefully someone\ncan help me. I think the most important point is that the new kernel\ninstallation is what is bad, somehow not incorporating the correct\ndriver, since the original installation remains good, even after the\nnew kernel is installed. I'm hoping it's something simple, but *any*\nhelp would be greatly appreciated. I will answer any further questions\nabout my configuration if asked. This thing is driving me crazy!\n\nThanks!!!