Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125412
3ware 7500-8 controller not detected
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
I took a system that was running a 2.4 kernel and tried to install
Fedora Core 2 over it (straight install, not an upgrade). The 3ware
card was not detected during the installation process, and even once
the system was running Fedora Core 2, any attempt to manually install
the 3w-xxxx driver would fail with a message that there was no such
hardware present. After a while, I gave up on Fedora Core 2 and
re-installed RedHat 9 over Fedora Core 2. After the re-install or
RedHat 9 over Fedora, the 3ware card is once again detected and
Tyan S2707G2N M/B (with latest BIOS v1.07) [all jumpers in their
512MB DDR266 ECC, Registered RAM (Corsair)
3ware 7500-8 (last firmeware from v7.7.0 release)
Maxtor 40GB UDMA133 IDE drive
52X IDE CD-ROM (Memorex)
The 3ware card is installed in the first PCI-X slot (the one that does
*not* share a PCI bus with the embedded NIC).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 2 on the system described above
Actual Results: Fedora Core 2 installs, but 3ware card is not
detected and any attempt to run "modprobe 3w-xxxx" to manually install
the driver fails with a no such hardware error.
Expected Results: Expected to have the 3w-xxxx module loaded and a
functioning 3ware adapter.
One thought just occured to me here. The 3ware card is plugged into a
PCI-X slot. If you look at my other bug (#125416), the NIC that is
not being detected is also on a PCI-X bus. Maybe something changed
with the 2.6 kernel such that the PCI-X buses are not being detected
See comments on BZ# 125412 as the suggested work-around for that bug
also seems to fix this issue (i.e. turning off ACPI support).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 124572 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.