Bug 123934 - Anaconda fails to copy newer scsi/raid driver during network/hdd install
Anaconda fails to copy newer scsi/raid driver during network/hdd install
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-05-21 16:00 EDT by vishnu mr
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description vishnu mr 2004-05-21 16:00:33 EDT
Description of problem:
If RHEL 3.0 is installed over ***PXE and NFS or Hard drive image***, 
by using
"linux dd askmethod" at the boot prompt,
if installing to a mass storage controller such as a scsi/raid 
controller, for which an older driver is present in the installation 
cd, and we provide a newer driver disk, the newer driver is used 
during the install, and it creates, formats partitions correctly, 
copies files correctly, but ***DOES NOT copy the new updated 
driver***, that was provided, to the lib/modules/<kernel-
version>/kernel/drivers/scsi directory, and the initrd created too 
has the older driver from the install cd. so in some cases when the 
older driver is incorrect for the newer hardware/firmware, after 
installation, on reboot to freshly installed system, the kernel 
This is because the insmod fails for the older driver that the initrd 
has, so the kernel cannot find/mount the root partition.

***This does not happen with CDROM based installs, where any new 
driver provided with driver diskette is copied over to the installed 
system correctly, and the initrd created is with the newer driver.***

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL 3.0 by pxe and nfs or hdd image onto adaptec raid 
controller (2200S or 2410SA)
2.Use new driver on Adaptec website, newer than installation cd 
driver, in driver diskette during install.
3.Use new firmware for controller from website.

Actual results:

On reboot after installation is over, you would most probably get a 
kernel panic, because the older driver on the installation cd that 
gets copied over, and is in the initrd, does not load correctly, the 
insmod fails.

Expected results:

The correct newer driver from the driver diskette provided by user 
should be copied over, (which does happen with CDROM installs, but 
does not, with other installs)

Additional info:

Generally, RHEL 3.0 is not installed with the CDs. so, this should be 
a problem that shouldn't happen.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-05-21 18:01:43 EDT
The newer driver should end up in /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates and
not under drivers/scsi -- are you sure it's not ending up there?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-04 09:00:29 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen this bug if you have further
information to add to the report.

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