Bug 135687 - sata_sil loads but won't recognize striped raid
sata_sil loads but won't recognize striped raid
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-10-14 09:44 EDT by Vern Poythress
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-14 17:44:19 EDT
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Description Vern Poythress 2004-10-14 09:44:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fedora Core 2 runs fine, and recognizes SATA drives, provided I don't
use raid.  But with striped raid neither fc2 nor fc3test3 installs
properly.  Anaconda loads the sata_sil module, and recognizes that I
have sda and sdb drives.  But it says that they aren't formatted
properly.  It offers to wipe them clean, which I refuse.  Then it is
still willing to install fc3 on an IDE drive.  OK, but I want to put
it on the SATA raid drives.

Here are the gory details.  I have Gigabit GA-7N400 Pro2 motherboard
with nForce2 chipset and SATA raid with chipset Sil3112 (also on the
motherboard).  The SATA raid is set in BIOS to be a striped set,
connected to two identical Maxtor 6Y160MO SATA hard drives, 160GB
each.  The CPU is Athlon XP 3000+.  The striped set is working
properly, because a Windows 2000 install program can see it once the
proper Sil drivers are loaded.

I suspect the problem is with sata_sil module.  Apparently it is not
correctly recognizing that I have a striped raid set.

Vern Poythress


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a striped sata raid in BIOS
2. Start anaconda in normal mode
3. Get to point where it is ready to partition 

Actual Results:  Anaconda doesn't recognize that I have striped SATA raid.

Expected Results:  Offer to partition sda (after recognizing that it
is striped raid).

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-14 17:44:19 EDT
The various IDE RAID adapters out there don't actually provide a real
"hardware" RAID and are instead completely software.  The kernel does
not at present provide support for this functionality.

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