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Solved: Red Hat 8 on Large (120GB) drive

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by reccenav, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. reccenav

    reccenav Thread Starter

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    We have a vendor installing WebSphere service in our organization. We have talked them into using Linux for the servers. The problem is that the application is only compatible with Red Hat 8's kernel version. Initially installed Fedora Core 2 (waiting for our purchase of RHEL) and everything went fine. I went back with a clean install of RH 8 and now get a kernel panic (no init found). I know that the problem is the large drive ( a Western Digital 120GB) drive. What and how do I pass information to the kernel to get it to boot, and then what configuration do I need to modify so it boots ok in the future. Thanks for any help.

    Derek
     
  2. reccenav

    reccenav Thread Starter

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    We figured out the problem. The fedora version was loaded using the 2.6 kernel and the partition table that I just attempted to reuse and reformat was unreadable by the older version. Did a low level format on the drive and everything is working now.
     
  3. saikee

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    If you are using a SATA then that will be it. Kernel 2.6 supports SATA automatically but lower versions need the SATA driver.

    Many distros have 2.6 kernel now. The latest Red Hat is version 9 and my kernel version is 2.4.20-8 which doesn't support SATA automatically.

    What is wrong of using FC2 as it is just a modern Red Hat?
     
  4. Squashman

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    I agree, use RH9. Red hat 8 sucked. If you want to use an earlier release of Red Hat, I recommend using 7.2 or 7.3.
     
  5. Whiteskin

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    Or, just use a modern linux with an old kernel. That'd work too.
     
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