Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143531
megaraid2 driver not detected by installer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
Installation of RHEL 3.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with an LSI
Megaraid2 RAID controller. Installer offers LSI Megaraid2 as a driver
to be installed but then fails to find the driver.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL linux
2. Fails to find hard drive -- select LSI Megaraid2 driver
3. Attempting to continue installing the OS will fail due to lack of a
hard drive to install on.
Actual Results: System continued to fail to find controller. After
ungzip'ing and uncpio'ing the driver it is possible to go to a command
prompt and insmod the driver. At that point the installer recognized
the array and I was able to partition the storage.
Expected Results: Installer should have loaded the megaraid2 driver
and recognized the array.
The controller is actually an LSI Logic PERC 4e/Di which is a
Megaraid2 according to Dell's website. I did download a driver from
Dell's website which did not correct the problem. The instructions
which came with it specified that it would fail and that I should then
install the LSI Megaraid2 driver from the list in the installer. It
did not work as described above.
*** Bug 143530 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This problem was corrected in update 4 which correctly detects the driver. -CMM
This was fixed in RHEL3 U4. Here is a copy of the Errata System message:
"An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
Obviously, the latest release kernel should be used (RHSA-2005:472), and U6 is
currently in beta and will be released soon (RHSA-2005:663).