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Paul Kölle wrote:
>maybe someone hit the same roadblock an could give some insight.
>I'm trying to setup gentoo 2005.0 on a new p4 with 2Gig and 4 SATA
>disks. The disks are on an Adaptec 8110x which uses (unsupported)
>Marvell chips. So far so bad.
>I managed to find a (proprietary) driver and built it on another gentoo
>box, my plan was to boot the box, then load the driver manually to setup
>disks, install the system and build a new kernel with the driver
>included. The problem is, regardless what I put on the bootprompt, it
>ends up with:
>"Scanning for volume groups..."
> ....takes forever
>"Activating volume groups..."
>The simple truth is: There are no volume groups, there are no block
>devices at this point and I don't want the installer to bother at all.
>How can I do this?
I assume you are using genkernel to build your initrd?
Perhaps you can try telling it NOT to include lvm? actually specifying
to NOT include lvm isn't possible, but rather than:
genkernel --menuconfig all you could try just the initrd on itself with:
genkernel initrd (include "--dmraid" if you are using lsr).
alternately, try bypassing the initrd (assuming all required sata
drivers are statically compiled into the kernel).
>BTW: I did my homework, I ordered another board but after the submission
>the shop asked if it would be OK to ship an "equivalent" one since the
>original was not in stock. Well...
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