[plug] SATA drives on another system

Andrew Howell andrew at it.net.au
Thu Jan 29 15:34:47 WST 2009

I'd say your initrd image doesn't have the correct SATA driver now.
Are you using Fedora or RHEL?

I think you need to boot off a fedora/redhat rescue cd and then chroot to
your root partition and run mkinitrd to make a new initrd.
You probably need to edit /etc/modprobe.conf and change the scsi-controller
alias to use the correct sata driver.


2009/1/29 Jon L. Miller <jlmiller at mmtnetworks.com.au>

> I've had to put a pair of SATA drives on another system (motherboard
> failure) and now I get the following on booting up:
> /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/kernel/drivers/scsi/sata_sis.o
> Journalled Block Device driver load
> pivot_root: No such file or directory
> sbin/init: 432 Cannot open dev/console: no such file
> Kernel pani: attempted to kill init
> >From there it stops, if I go into Grub when it's booting (pressing "e") I
> issue the commands:
> Kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/sda1 ro
> initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
> savedefault
> boot
> The savedefault command fails with an invalid command.
> Anyone know how I can get this server back up and running? It's only for a
> short time period?
> --
> --------------------------------
> Jon L. Miller MCNE CNE CCNA
> East Perth, WA 6004
> WA, Australia
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