|Summary:||Grub fails to see past 8 drives|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3||Reporter:||Thomas Zine <tzine3>|
|Component:||grub||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-10-19 19:23:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Thomas Zine 2004-06-18 15:22:27 UTC
Description of problem: Grub fails to see past 8 devices Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): grub-0.93-4 (all versions) How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. install as3 on dell poweredge 2650 2. install dell power vault 220s fully loaded with 14 drives 3. grub will fail and not re-install device.map will not accept (hd0) /dev/sdo grub-intall --recheck fails due to number of drives. Actual results: Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-18 21:50:46 UTC
How does it fail?
Comment 2 Thomas Zine 2004-07-01 13:36:22 UTC
grub will not be able to address any drives beyond 8 devices. If you are hooking up an external array, grub will not locate the drive it is installed on, due to drives being reordered. Starting the device.map at the drive in which it is installed on (hd0) /dev/sdo also fails. Claims invalid device.
Comment 3 Thomas Zine 2004-08-13 15:39:08 UTC
The latest ROM update from DELL for the PERC controllers modify the load order on the PowerEdge 2650's. This appears to resolve the issue for now. To duplicate you may have to back rev the PERC controller to an older ROM. GRUB however, will still locate only 8 drives.
Comment 4 Peter Jones 2005-01-14 21:59:00 UTC
What screen is showing you the 8 drives?
Comment 5 Thomas Zine 2005-01-19 21:09:27 UTC
The source code. /dev/sdi through /dev/sdp in this case, grub cant recognize.
Comment 6 Peter Jones 2005-03-30 20:10:15 UTC
Please show me the output of "grub-intall --recheck" when it fails.
Comment 7 David Tonhofer 2005-03-31 16:40:03 UTC
I don't have the problem described here but I just came across this remark in the Fujitsu-Siemens manual: Linux drivers for PRIMERY servers, Revision 1.9, 23rd Aug 2004 pp 33 ff: 6.4.3. Booting fails on systems with GRUB and more than 9 hard disks. Problem: The installation of the GRUB bootloader fails Solution: GRUB supports only 9 (!) (sic) hard disk drives. Make sure no more drives are specified in the GRUB device map. (...) Delete any lines other than (hd0)-(hd8). Then re-run grub (...)
Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:23:59 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase. During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed. For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/ If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your support representative. You may be asked to provide detailed information on how this bug is affecting you.