Bug 142692 - tmscsim driver not included/not recognizing AM53C974 chipset
Summary: tmscsim driver not included/not recognizing AM53C974 chipset
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-12-12 23:15 UTC by John William
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-02 21:49:42 UTC
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Description John William 2004-12-12 23:15:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
On a SCSI-only machine, with onboard AM53C974 SCSI, none of the FC3 
boot images recognize the SCSI controller. While the tmscisim driver 
is included in the normal kernel install, I cannot tell if the initrd 
for the normal boot options omits this driver or if the tmscsim 
driver is not being loaded or does not recognize the chipset.

/sbin/lspci output for the device is:

00:04.0 SCSI storage controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 53c974 
[PCscsi] (rev 02)
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- 
ParErr+ Stepping+ SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr+ DEVSEL=medium 
>TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR+
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: I/O ports at ff00 [size=128]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel included with rescue CD, bootdisk.img, FC3 CD #1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to boot machine with diskboot.img, rescue CD or CD #1
2. With no SCSI driver, cannot access CD or HD image.

Actual Results:  Cannot continue install.

Expected Results:  Should find and load tmscsim driver and recognize 
CD and HD.

Additional info: Similar to (same as?) bug 123616.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-12-12 23:21:12 UTC
does it work if you boot with 'noprobe', and select it manually ?
(It may be labelled 'dc390t')
the tmscsim driver should be built, and present in the initrd.

Comment 2 John William 2004-12-14 00:29:27 UTC
I can't find it, or anything else that looks promising, on the list. 
Certainly no Tekram, DC390 or tmscsim.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2004-12-14 00:30:18 UTC
jeremy, is this something missing from anaconda ?

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-12-14 01:42:58 UTC
Yeah, wasn't in the kernel when I did a purge of old drivers, hence it
got nuked from the list I include.  Added back.

Comment 5 John William 2005-01-08 17:38:51 UTC
I just tested the Jan 8 development snapshot, and now diskboot.img 
locks the machine up (sigh) and the isolinux version still does not 
have the tmscsim driver included. Were the changes incorporated into 
this version?

Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-01-11 05:11:00 UTC
todays tree should be somewhat better. The kernel module is definitly being
built, so anaconda *should* be picking it up now too.

Comment 7 John William 2005-01-15 16:08:21 UTC
I tried the January 14th snapshot, and got the following:

Booting from diskboot.img, I get to the SYSLINUX prompt and 
get "Could not find kernel image: linux".

Booting from the isolinux directory, I get a kernel panic - "no init 

Since the machine I'm using cannot boot from CDROM, I copy the files 
onto the HD and use memdisk, called from GRUB, to get the machine 

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