Bug 119342 - 2.1 U4 beta 0311 fails to install to Adaptec 7901B
Summary: 2.1 U4 beta 0311 fails to install to Adaptec 7901B
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kudzu
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-03-29 17:43 UTC by Wendy Hung
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-04-05 19:22:41 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
lspci output (1.23 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-01 16:12 UTC, Wendy Hung
no flags Details
lspci -n output (615 bytes, text/plain)
2004-04-01 16:14 UTC, Wendy Hung
no flags Details
syslog (8.59 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-01 16:15 UTC, Wendy Hung
no flags Details

Description Wendy Hung 2004-03-29 17:43:30 UTC
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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 22:34:36 UTC
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 16:12:41 UTC
Created attachment 99042 [details]
lspci output

Comment 3 Wendy Hung 2004-04-01 16:14:05 UTC
Created attachment 99043 [details]
lspci -n output

Comment 4 Wendy Hung 2004-04-01 16:15:40 UTC
Created attachment 99044 [details]

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-02 23:53:45 UTC
It's not in the pcitable

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-05 19:22:41 UTC
Fixed in

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