Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136770
FC3 release notes -- I2O upgrade warning
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
Please add a descriptive phrase to the summary, and more in-depth
description here (be sure to note any arch-specific issues):
I2O SCSI RAID from manufacturers like Adaptec now uses the i2o_block
driver, rather than the dpt_i2o used in FC1 and earlier distributions.
Beware that block devices used by i2o_block are now /dev/i2o/hd*
rather than /dev/sd* SCSI device nodes. This may be problematic for
those upgrading from older distributions using dpt_i2o. After an
upgrade to FC3, you may need to boot using a rescue disk and edit your
/etc/fstab to use the new device nodes.
Visit the I2O Home Page for more information about the new I2O device
layer, and Fedora specific notes.
Warren -- here's what I added. Unless I hear otherwise, I'll assume
that it's acceptable:
I2O SCSI RAID adapters from manufacturers such as Adaptec now use the
i2o_block driver, rather than the dpt_i2o driver used by Fedora Core 1
and earlier distributions.
Be aware that block devices used by the i2o_block driver are
/dev/i2o/hd* rather than the /dev/sd* SCSI devices. This may be
problematic for those upgrading from older distributions that used the
dpt_i2o driver. Therefore, after an upgrade to Fedora Core 3, you may
need to boot using a rescue disk and edit your /etc/fstab file to use
the new devices.
For more information about the new I2O device layer and Fedora
Core-specific notes, visit the I2O homepage: