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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002945Endian FirewallHardware related (kernel, drivers, hardware)public2010-05-29 16:012010-11-22 11:51
Assigned Topeter-endian 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version2.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version2.4 
Summary0002945: error message "unable to make root filesystem"
DescriptionWhile installing Endian 2.4 error message "unable to make root filesystem" shows up.
- Language selection -> English
- Welcome page
- install -> yes
- no console
- "Partitioning disk ..."
- "Make root filesystem ..."
- error message "unable to make root filesystem"
Additional InformationHardware:
Compaq ProLiant DL360 G3
Integrated Smart Array Controller ver 1.50
2 x 32 GB SCSI in RAID 1 configuration

The work around for Version 2.3...

mknod -m660 /dev/cciss/c0d0p5 b 104 5
mknod -m660 /dev/cciss/c0d0p6 b 104 6
mknod -m660 /dev/cciss/c0d0p7 b 104 7

...doesnt work.
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peter-endian (administrator)
2010-06-07 09:00

can you try to run

kudzu -p -c HD

on the 3rd console and post the result?

kudzu should find your controller

which iso did you use to install? please post the filename of the iso
smai (reporter)
2010-06-14 12:15


i have exact the same problem on a HP DL360 G4p.

kudzu -p -c HD
class: HD
detached: 0
device: cciss/c0d0
desc: "Compaq RAID logical disk"

ISO filename: EFW-COMMUNITY-2.4-201005280528-RESPIN.iso
peter-endian (administrator)
2010-06-14 13:16

this is an issue within installer, which has been fixed
next iso release will solve for you. in the meantime you can install with 2.3 and upgrade using the upgrade routine

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-05-29 16:01 flopius New Issue
2010-06-07 08:55 peter-endian Relationship added related to 0002312
2010-06-07 09:00 peter-endian Note Added: 0004377
2010-06-07 09:00 peter-endian Status new => feedback
2010-06-14 12:15 smai Note Added: 0004496
2010-06-14 13:16 peter-endian Note Added: 0004505
2010-06-14 13:16 peter-endian Status feedback => resolved
2010-06-14 13:16 peter-endian Fixed in Version => 2.4
2010-06-14 13:16 peter-endian Resolution open => fixed
2010-06-14 13:16 peter-endian Assigned To => peter-endian
2010-11-22 11:51 peter-endian Status resolved => closed

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