Sorry about my first post being so long.
I’m your average M$-XP user and very new to linux and have just played a little with debian and opensuse in virtualbox on XP64.
Well I decided to set up a dual boot with XP64 and opensuse11.1, but I seem to have hit a wall.
When the system boots, I get “could not find /dev/disk/by-id/raid-ddf1_ARY2-part*” “want me to fall back to /dev/mapper/ddf1_ARY2_part* (Y/n)” and then nothing after entering either y or n.
After 3 days of re-installing, searching the forum, google, and finally bugzilla.novell.com, I think my problem is related to this bug report, https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=505388 as my system has hardware raid and it only occurs after a full system/kernel update. I have installed it 3 times now, the first time I selected additional packages and updated everything during the install and didn’t get past the first boot. The second time I installed using the default configuration and didn’t update anything, just to speed the install up, and it installed OK and booted successfully into the Gnome desktop where I just poked around briefly before finding the package manager and updating all the packages marked for update, after which I got the message to reboot for kernel updates to take effect, so I did and got the above error. At this point I still didn’t realise it was related to the updates and thought it might have been related to the partition tables created during the first install so during the third install I created new tables and partitions via the expert partitioner during the install, and again everything installed OK. This time I rebooted a few times in and out of XP and opensuse and everything appeared fine, except the sound and second monitor but that’s something to be fixed later, then I updated and here I am with the same problem trying to find out what to do next.
My system is as follows;
Supermicro 7045A-3 using an adaptec AIC-9410w sas/sata controller. Super Micro Computer, Inc… - Products | SuperWorkstation | Tower | 7045A-3 / 7045A-3B
4 seagate hard drives, 1 and 2 (320GB 7200.10) set up in raid-1 with XP64 installed and 3 and 4 (500GB 7200.12) set up in raid-1 with opensuse11.1(Gnome) installed.
8GB DDR2-667 FB-DIMM, nvidia quadro fx3500, SB Audigy SE.
I can see from the bug report it can be fixed manually, but can’t figure out what to do from the description, so I thought if I posted here and asked someone with a bit of experience to take a look at the above bug report, they could probably decipher what to do from the bug report description and point me in the right direction.
Anyway I’ve rambled on long enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated.