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ambulans1
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Qla2xxx Reply with quote

Hi,

I have used to SUN Server(SunFire Z2vz) with Amd64 opteron and with LSI Logic / symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI Scsi controller and Qlogic qla2310 Fiber Channel adaptor.
Ýt's attached to fibber line to disk CX300 SAN

I want to installing gentoo's last version kernel 2.6.22 -r6. But it's not starting and give a error messages.

Like to ;
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qla2300 0000:02:0a.0: Configuring PCI space...
qla2300 0000:02:0a.0: Configure NVRAM parameters...
qla2300 0000:02:0a.0: Verifying loaded RISC code...

after system contiuned booting. At last that message give up
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda3" or unknown-block(8,3)
Please Append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic - not sysncing:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,3)

Note: (When I installing old kernel 2.6.16-r13 ist's not problem. )

I want to ask; who can installing to latest kernel 2.6.22-r6 on to this or similar hardware. Ýf installed how can do that ?
is it necessary firmware or driver? Can you help me ?

thanks :)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it can't find the boot disk. Because it's SUN I guess you have 2 internal SCSI drives and an IDE dvd?

There's a lot of change between 2.6.16 and 2.6.22. I recently ran into to troubles because it's now proper to run your IDE devices as PATA devices under Serial ATA instead of under ATA/ATAPI

Code:
        < > ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support  --->                                            │ │ 
  │ │                    SCSI device support  --->                                                  │ │ 
  │ │        <*> Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers  --->            │ │ 
  │ │            Multi-device support (RAID and LVM)  --->   


It's a long shot, but maybe it's altered the numbering of your drives(?).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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qla2300 0000:02:0a.0: Verifying loaded RISC code...

after system contiuned booting. At last that message give up
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda3" or unknown-block(8,3)


are you trying to boot from the SAN? there are some howto's floating around for how to do this:

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Boot_From_SAN
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qla2xxxx won't work with kernel >=2.6.18, due to the firmware being removed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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qla2xxxx won't work with kernel >=2.6.18, due to the firmware being removed.


qlogic's 8.02.08 drivers won't compile without major modifications on 2.6.24.3. Their drivers have the firmware built-in. I did however test them with 2.6.20 with a slight modification of source as indicated in that gentoo-wiki url and it compiles but I've got hardware issues with my cards so I'm RMA'ing them. The in-kernel drivers will compile with whatever kernel incl 2.6.24.3, you just need to get the firmware and put it in /lib/firmware (e.g. fw_2400.bin) (see the make menuconfig help on the qla2xxx drivers).
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