[OpenIndiana-discuss] Kernel panic trying to install OI
thorsten.heit at vkb.de
Thu Oct 21 11:06:24 UTC 2010
some time ago I tried to upgrade from OpenSolaris b134 to OpenIndiana, but
rebooting into OI always resulted in a kernel panic; see
In another attempt today I booted the OI live USB image and tried
installing OI directly onto one of the discs, but that was even less
successful than upgrading: Kernel panic and a direct reboot when the
installer was starting the installation process :-(
At the bottom of the window it showed "Preparing disk for OpenIndiana
installation", hung a couple of seconds at 2%, and then... boom. I guess
the installer tried to write the partition scheme to the physical medium
when the reboot occurred. Writing obviously wasn't successful because I
can still boot into the former installed OS.
I tried the same procedure by booting into OI with "-kv" as kernel
parameter, but when the panic occurred the graphical screen was still
shown on the monitor so I couldn't see on a text console what happened.
Don't know if it's the same reason, but trying to install Solaris 10
9/2010 showed the same "feature": A reboot when the installation process
started, i.e. tried to partition the disc and write data to it.
OSOL b134 doesn't show the above behaviour. There's no hang when it
prepares the disk; instead it runs through it quite fast and starts
Any idea what's going on here? What can I do to get OI up and running?
- HP ProLiant ML350 G5
- 32GB RAM
- 2x Quad Core Xeon
- 3x160GB and 3x500 SATA discs connected to a SmartArray E200i controller
- NVidia Quadro NVS290 graphics card
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