Bug 12220 - Installation of Red Hat 6.1/6.2 fails when using the Mylex DAC960PRL PCI controller on Alphaservers.
Summary: Installation of Red Hat 6.1/6.2 fails when using the Mylex DAC960PRL PCI cont...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.2
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-06-13 19:41 UTC by norberto.collado@compaq.com
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-02 19:04:25 UTC

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Description norberto.collado@compaq.com 2000-06-13 19:41:38 UTC

I encountered an error while trying to install RH6.1/6.2 on devices
connected to the Mylex DAC960PRL PCI RAID Controller.  The error happens 
after performing the "post install configuration..." I think it is failing 
in the process of performing the swriteboot to the device 
name /dev/rd/c0d0p2.  Also
aboot.conf never gets created.  If I use RH6.0 it works fine, because it
doesnt do the swriteboot.  Also if I update from RH6.0 to RH6.1 or
RH6.2, the update also fails with same error message.  During an update no
need to do the swriteboot.
System device Configuration:

COMPAQ AlphaServer DS10 466 MHz Console V5.7-8, Apr 12 2000 11:20:07
>>>>>>show dev
dqa0.              DQA0                COMPAQ CDR-8435  0013    
dra0.             DRA0                3 Member RAID 5  
dva0.               DVA0                               
ewa0.               EWA0              08-00-2B-86-75-9C
ewb0.              EWB0              08-00-2B-86-75-9F
pka0.              PKA0                  SCSI Bus ID 7  5.57

DAC960PRL PCI RAID Controller Setup:

DAC960: ***** DAC960 RAID Driver Version 2.2.5 of 23 January 2000 *****
DAC960: Copyright 1998-2000 by Leonard N. Zubkoff <lnz@dandelion.com>
DAC960#0: Configuring Mylex DAC960PRL PCI RAID Controller
DAC960#0:   Firmware Version: 4.07-0-29, Channels: 1, Memory Size: 4MB
DAC960#0:   PCI Bus: 0, Device: 15, Function: 1, I/O Address: Unassigned
DAC960#0:   PCI Address: 0xA800000 mapped at 0xA800000, IRQ Channel: 39
DAC960#0:   Controller Queue Depth: 124, Maximum Blocks per Command: 128
DAC960#0:   Driver Queue Depth: 123, Maximum Scatter/Gather Segments: 33
DAC960#0:   Stripe Size: 64KB, Segment Size: 8KB, BIOS Geometry: 128/32
DAC960#0:   Physical Devices:
DAC960#0:     0:0  Vendor: DEC       Model: RZ1DF-CB (C) DEC  Revision: 
DAC960#0:          Serial Number:       680101914A
DAC960#0:          Disk Status: Online, 17772544 blocks
DAC960#0:     0:1  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST34501W          Revision: 
DAC960#0:          Serial Number: LG517138
DAC960#0:          Disk Status: Online, 8386560 blocks
DAC960#0:     0:2  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST34501W          Revision: 
DAC960#0:          Serial Number: LG235961
DAC960#0:          Disk Status: Online, 8386560 blocks
DAC960#0:   Logical Drives:
DAC960#0:     /dev/rd/c0d0: RAID-5, Online, 16773120 blocks, Write Thru


Red Hat Linux (C) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.                                   
Mount Point          Device     Requested   Actual         Type 
                   rd/c0d0p1     1000M     1002M      Linux swap 
 /                 rd/c0d0p2      1M       7186M      Linux native

Error Message:

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/milo.py",                    
line 146, in write 
self.writeAboot ()   
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/milo.py", 
line 61, in writeAboot                                
partition = partitionNum                          
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/milo.py",                   
line 27, in partitionNum                              
return string.atoi (path[i:])                   
ValueError: invalid literal for                       
atoi(): 0d0p2 

install exited abnormally 
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
you may safely reboot your system


Norberto Collado
Compaq Computer Corporation
200 Forest Street
Marlboro, MA 01752-3011
Email: norberto.collado@compaq.com

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2002-02-06 20:17:43 UTC
Fixed in RHL 7.1/Alpha

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