booting linux for HA
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 07:03:02 -0700 (PDT)
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try booting from a set of floppys and see if you can mount the partition
you are trying to use.
On Thu, 3 Sep 1998, Amit wrote:
> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 06:48:14 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Amit <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: booting linux for HA
> Sept. 03.
> The system BIOS Setup provides the option to select the boot device.
> There I selected that it should boot from embeded SCSI 7880 card.(this
> is true and working since when the PC boot's up, then it shows 7880
> BIOS installed MSG first and then it looks for 2944W SCSI card with
> shared bus). even now the system is unable to boot from 7880 disk. And
> dev/sda1 is still the shared box!
> I used command like "loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1"
> "loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb2"
> The following is the Screen MSG which comes after trying LOADLIN.exe:
> Swansea University Computers Society NET3.035 for Linux 2.0
> NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.13 for linux NET3.035.
> Swansea University Computers Society TCP/IP for NET3.034
> IP Protocols: IGMP, ICMP, UDP, TCP
> VFS: Diskquotas ver* initialised
> Checking 386/387 coupling... Ok, fpu using exception 16 error reporting.
> Checking 'hlt' instruction... Ok.
> Linux version 2.0.32 (email@example.com) (gcc ver*)
> Starting kswapd v 18.104.22.168
> Serial driver version 4.13 with no serial options enabled
> tty00 at ---
> tty01 at ---
> PS/2 aux --- driver installed
> Real Time Clock Driver v1.07
> Ramdisk driver initialized: 16 ramdisks of 4096K size
> Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> FDC 0 is post-1991 82077
> md driver 0.35 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
> scsi : 0 hosts.
> scsi : detected total.
> Partision check:
> VFS: Cannot open root device 08:02
> Kernel panic: VFS: Cannot open root device 08:02
> In trying LILO: there is some abnormal MSG. for this I am going to do
> lowlevel format on local HDD and reinstall linux to boot from LILO.
> these results I will get to you on monday.
> Two SCSI controller cards with different ID's can be connected to
> shared bus to give both PC's access to Shared Disk. This works fine in
> NT so I guess SHOULD work in LINUX as well. Let me share this with you:
> See around one year ago I installed Clusters for NT on these servers.
> But since Clusters for NT had many problems we discontinued Clusters
> and began using Shared box as plane disk having parallel access from
> both server's. We had no problems: I mean we used First server to
> share disk to users and second server to backup files. Also once I
> tried some DAM things so that the system gets CRASH. But nothing
> happened and everthing worked fine.
> Anyway this is not what I am trying to DO! I just want to install HA
> in Linux before we get a solution like this in NT.
> For this I plan to install and boot linux with Shared box attached
> and powered ON and then have some kind of locking/ understanding
> between two Servers for Disk access & IP ChangeOver. I am also going
> to try on IDE as local HDD. I guess with local disk on IDE interface
> we can solve problems like a) booting b) disk access. In compiling the
> kernel we can load the driver for SCSI as module! in this way we might
> be able to control || disk access on both servers. Will some one
> through some light on this!
> Amit Gupta.
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