|Summary:||SAN-Boot installation on BladeCenter LS20 fails|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Rainer Duffner <rainer>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-10-03 17:49:55 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Rainer Duffner 2005-09-29 08:54:21 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-DE; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050717 Firefox/1.0.6 Description of problem: I want to install RHEL4U1 on a dual-core dual Opteron Blade from IBM (BladeCenter LS20). According to IBM, only local installs are possible: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-60579 Our blades don't have local disks, but connect to a HP EVA3000 SAN and boot from that. According to information I have found on the net, to enable MPIO, one has to boot with "linux noprobe" and specify the qla2300-module with the "ql2xfailover=1" option - this works for RHEL3U5-i386, but when I do that with RHEL4U1, the keyboard isn't recognized anymore and I can't continue the installation. This is because the BladeCenter uses an USB-keyboard (infact, everything that isn't SCSI is USB) Is there a way to only not load the qla2300-module but all the rest? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): RHEL4U1-x86-64 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. boot with linux=noprobe 2. watch as your keypresses are ignored 3. bang your head against blade-chassis 4. repeat.. Actual Results: Nothing Expected Results: Keyboard detected Additional info: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-60055&tempselected=5 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-60579
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-10-03 17:49:55 UTC
'noprobe' does exactly what it sounds like and doesn't probe for _anything_ now. You probably want one of the more granular probing things such as "nostorage"
Comment 2 Rainer Duffner 2005-10-03 18:22:27 UTC
Well, I was looking for a list of options, but I couldn't find one. In fact, I can't even find information about this command when I explicitly feed google with it, except for mailinglist entries. Additionally: does RHEL4U1 actually support the qla2xfailover=1 option or do I have to compile my own kernel?