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Description of problem:
The block driver disk image does not contain a driver for the Advansys
UltraSCSI controller. I was unable to install Fedora via the CD and
had to copy the files to the hard drive.
I feel that it was a critical error not to include the Advansys module
since quite a few people use this SCSI controller.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I type "linux dd" at the boot prompt when I boot into the Fedora
Core installation disk
2. The Advansys SCSI controller is not autodetected
3. I do a manual driver selection, and the Advansys driver is not listed
Actual Results: I am not able to continue installing Fedora Core 1
Expected Results: There should have been a driver module for the
Advansys UltraSCSI controller.
Additional info: None of the listed SCSI drivers will work with the
side effect of it being in the unsupported directory maybe?
(03:50:34:davej@delerium:davej)$ find /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
| grep advansys
It would seem so... I think those unsupported drivers should be made
available on the driver disk in the event a user has that hardware on
their systemk, even though they're unsupported. I feel that Fedora
should support these, so that people don't have to buy new hardware
are these drivers going to be supported in FC 2?
Apparently not.... I'm running into the same problem with FC2.
Tom: Does that happen when you try to do a hard drive install with
the boot CD, or booting off of FC2 disk 1?
FYI (to save someone some time)
I could get Fedora Core 2 to install on my SCSI drives thru an advansys controller by
manually installing the driver before graphical anaconda started. I bet this procedure
will also work for Core 1.
1. when the screen pops up asking to install additional drivers, switch over to 2nd
virtual terminal (alt-F2)
2. extract the advansys driver from the kernel rpm on your CD:
# cd /tmp
# rpm2cpio /mnt/source/Fedora/RPMS/kernel-2.6.5-1.358.i586.rpm | cpio -i -d
# modprobe lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/kernel/drivers/scsi/advansys.ko
3. switch back to virtual terminal 1 and continue with install
Hope that helps someone.
Hopefully in FC3 the advansys driver will be in the additional drivers so you don't
have to do it manually. Maybe I'll do it myself and send a patch.