Bug 119342 - 2.1 U4 beta 0311 fails to install to Adaptec 7901B
2.1 U4 beta 0311 fails to install to Adaptec 7901B
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-03-29 12:43 EST by Wendy Hung
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:43 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-04-05 15:22:41 EDT
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lspci output (1.23 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-01 11:12 EST, Wendy Hung
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lspci -n output (615 bytes, text/plain)
2004-04-01 11:14 EST, Wendy Hung
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syslog (8.59 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-01 11:15 EST, Wendy Hung
no flags Details

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Description Wendy Hung 2004-03-29 12:43:30 EST
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Description of problem:
Unable to install 2.1 U4 beta0316 on a x306 with SCSI drives (Adaptec 
7901B controller).

Installation works with 2.1 Update 3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 2.1 U4 beta0311 on x306.
2. At Partitioning screen, attempt to setup partitions (using 
automatic patitioning).


Actual Results:  "No valid devices were found" message appears.
lsmod does not show the aic79xx driver.  

Expected Results:  Installer loads the aic79xx driver automatically.

Additional info:

This can be worked around by building a device driver disk from CD1 
and using the "linux dd" option on install.   The user can then 
switch to a bash prompt prior to setting up the partions and issue a 
modprobe aic79xxx.  By swapping back to X-windows the install can 
continue normally at this point.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-03-30 17:34:36 EST
The driver is in the initrd used for CD booting.  What's the output of
lspci and lspci -n?  Also, are you booting from CD or floppy (if you
boot from floppy, you need to boot with linux dd and also supply the
drvblock.img when prompted)?
Comment 2 Wendy Hung 2004-04-01 11:12:41 EST
Created attachment 99042 [details]
lspci output
Comment 3 Wendy Hung 2004-04-01 11:14:05 EST
Created attachment 99043 [details]
lspci -n output
Comment 4 Wendy Hung 2004-04-01 11:15:40 EST
Created attachment 99044 [details]
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-02 18:53:45 EST
It's not in the pcitable
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-05 15:22:41 EDT
Fixed in

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