Re: unexpected grub breakage
Lonni J Friedman <netllama <at> gmail.com>
2012-04-20 14:22:08 GMT
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 6:16 AM, Doug Hunley <doug.hunley <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I realize there is a *lot* of redundancy in that subject ;)
> I'm running Grub legacy (1.x) and it worked perfectly until yesterday.
> For the longest time now, I've had four WD SATA drives in my
> workstation. They are split into a 100Mb RAID1 and a RAID5 taking up
> all the rest of the space. Grub's /boot partition is on the RAID1,
> while / is on the RAID5. Like I said it all works fine.
> However, I bought a Highpoint PCI-X RAID controller, stuck it into the
> system and cabled it to an external SATA enclosure, and Grub breaks. I
> reboot, the BIOS sees the new controller, the controller sees the new
> drives I've attached, and then I see 'Loading Grub' and then 'Loading
> Grub state 1.5' comes up and that's where it stops. Just completely
> sits there and does NOTHING.
> I discovered that if I kill the power to the external enclosure,
> everything boots normally. My BIOS sees the controller, the controller
> sees that there are *no* drives attached to it, and Grub boots off the
> RAID1 without issue and loads my system off the RAID5.
> Anyone have any idea why in the hell Grub would hang when the external
> drives are present?
> * All RAID above is "md" or "software" RAID
Just so that I'm clear, you're saying that you're *adding* new drives
with this Highpoint RAID controller, and you're *not* moving the
pre-existing drives to the Highpoint RAID controller? If so, how
large are these new disks, and are they really new blank disks, or