Bug 119328 - add ~ "-noprobehdd" switch for syslinux to be passed to loader
add ~ "-noprobehdd" switch for syslinux to be passed to loader
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-03-29 10:55 EST by James Martin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-22 10:41:17 EDT
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Description James Martin 2004-03-29 10:55:04 EST
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Description of problem:
I am installing RHEL3 on completely unconfigured HP DL series (560 G2
& 380 G3's) with CCISS h/w raid cards.  I would like to configure
these devices in %pre with the command line utility that HP provides;
however, I run into 2 obstacles that prevent an un-interrupted
installation (I will open the other obstacle in a seperate RFE):

Before anaconda is launched, loader tells me:

"No hard drives have been found.  You probably need                  
     to manually choose device drivers for the installation to
succeed.  Would you like to select drivers now?"

This is part of the checkForHardDrives function in loader.c. 
Obviously no hard drives have been found because none have been
configured yet.  How about a parameter that can be passed to
isolinux/syslinux/etc, such as "noprobehdd", so this message can be

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build a HP server with an unconfigured CCISS array
2. Start the RHEL installer.
3. Watch the error.
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-04-01 14:56:41 EST
Internal RFE bug #119721 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2004-04-22 10:41:17 EDT
Thank you for the suggestion. It was passed along to product
management, but not committed for a future release.

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