No Hard Disks or Disk Controllers Found" message with large amount of DASDs
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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM zSeries
Installation in LPAR with more than 2000 DASDs attached.
Despite having activated, formatted and partitioned the DASDs to
install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 on an IBM S/390 or
System z LPAR, the installation system complains about no hard disk
controllers or disks being available. The LPAR has more than 2000
Reconfigure the LPAR to only attach the DASDs needed for the installed Linux system.
The Initial RAM Disk (initrd) creates a temporary file system in
memory (tmpfs), in which it loads the installation system. The
created file system has a limited number of directory entries
(10240 inodes.) In case a large amount of DASDs is available, the
installation system will create four device node entries in /dev
for each disk. After about 2000 disks, no further directory entries
can be created and the installation system cannot create files
necessary for installation anymore.
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- Document ID:3142579
- Creation Date: 27-Sep-2006
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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