Fedora 10 error with SCSI RAID controller


While installing Fedora 10 onto machine with SCSI RAID controller, error may come out while booting, as show above.

The machine will forever stucked there without getting into Fedora desktop if only reboot, swap disk, remove RAID setting action are taken.

To solve this problem:

Insert the Fedora 10 installation CD and reboot (force reboot is applicable).

On the GUI page for installation options, select Rescue an Installed System.

Select Do NOT start network devices. Click Continue.

On bash shell prompt, type:

# chroot /mnt/sysimage

# cd /boot

Backup the existing initial ramdisk image first. (Optional but recommended)

For example, the ramdisk image name is initrd-

# mv initrd- initrd-

Create a new initial ramdisk image:

# mkinitrd   – -with=scsi_wait_scan initrd- `uname –r`
*Note that it is “- -” double hypen without space; also grave accent/tilte button ( ` ) followed by “uname…”, not single quote( ‘ )

The ramdisk image filename “initrd-” MUST match the initrd file name in /boot/grub/grub.conf

Reboot and problem shall be solved (you may expecting a working login interface).


  1. Fedora Forum
  2. Linuxtopis: Fedora 10. Begining the installation.

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