Bug 160210 - Installer does not see adaptec 2010s controller
Installer does not see adaptec 2010s controller
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-06-13 10:44 EDT by David Bunt
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-18 10:40:21 EDT
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Description David Bunt 2005-06-13 10:44:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
During install, i2o module doesn't detect the Adaptec 2010s raid card.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put in cd 1
2. Boot machine
3. Run installer

Actual Results:  Installer asks me to select drivers because it couldn't find any hard drives. 

Expected Results:  Installer should have automatically detected the raid card and drives.

Additional info:

This 2010s controller is on a supermicro superserver 6023P-8R. Redhat 8,9,FC1 detects this array just fine using the dpt_i2o driver. FC2, FC3, FC4-test 3 doesn't. Trying to download and insmod i2o_block.ko manually at install doesn't work either. 

Output from /etc/sysconfig/hwconf on the working FC1 install:
class: HD
bus: SCSI
detached: 0
device: sda
driver: ignore
desc: "Adaptec RAID-5"
host: 0
id: 0
channel: 0
lun: 0
generic: sg0
class: RAID
bus: PCI
detached: 0
driver: dpt_i2o
desc: "Distributed Tech|SmartRAID V Controller"
vendorId: 1044
deviceId: a511
subVendorId: 1044
subDeviceId: c035
pciType: 1
pcibus:  6
pcidev:  1
pcifn:  0

Output from /proc/scsi/scsi from the working FC1 install:
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: ADAPTEC  Model: RAID-5           Rev: 3B05
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 06 Lun: 00
  Vendor: SUPER    Model: GEM318           Rev: 0
  Type:   Processor                        ANSI SCSI revision: 02

Output from /proc/scsi/dpt_i2o/0 from the working FC1 install:
Adaptec I2O RAID Driver Version: 2.4 Build 5

Vendor: Adaptec  Model: 2010S            FW:3B05
SCSI Host=scsi0  Control Node=/dev/dpti0  irq=72
        post fifo size  = 255
        reply fifo size = 255
        sg table size   = 56

        ADAPTEC RAID-5           Rev: 3B05
        TID=525, (Channel=0, Target=0, Lun=0)  (online)

        SUPER   GEM318           Rev: 0
        TID=518, (Channel=0, Target=6, Lun=0)  (online)
Comment 1 David Bunt 2005-06-24 11:02:41 EDT
Just tried this with FC4 release. Results are a bit different. 
The installer still doesn't detect the adapter. I manually add the i2o_block
driver from the list. The installer then hangs at Checking for existing fedora
core installs at 0%.
Debug information shows:
block-osm:/dev/i2o/hda error: Failure communicating to device
end-request: I/O error dev i2o/hda
block-osm: still remaining chunks

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 17:33:46 EDT
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
 If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]

Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.

If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..

mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak

Thank you.
Comment 3 David Bunt 2005-07-26 09:47:49 EDT
As this bug deals with new installations, the last comment doesn't apply to this
Comment 4 David Bunt 2005-08-16 11:49:29 EDT
Any progress with this bug?
Comment 5 Markus Lidel 2005-08-17 09:29:04 EDT

could you load the i2o_block module manually by selecting it from the list?

Best regards,

Markus Lidel
Comment 6 David Bunt 2005-08-17 11:36:02 EDT
I can but the console reports a seek error and the installer hangs.

Comment 7 Markus Lidel 2005-08-17 12:23:07 EDT

could you switch to the logging-console? And if yes, is there some error message?

Best regards,

Markus Lidel
Comment 8 David Bunt 2005-08-17 12:48:43 EDT
The logging-console is where it reports the drive seek error. 
Comment 9 Markus Lidel 2005-08-18 06:42:16 EDT

is there no output from the I2O driver?

Something like: i2o: Checking for PCI I2O controllers...

Best regards,

Markus Lidel
Comment 10 David Bunt 2005-08-18 10:40:21 EDT
Yes, and I had pen and paper in hand to copy it down, but now all the sudden
things are working as expected now. 
I tried (note all these failed on 2 seperate identical servers before) 
FC3 disk 1 raid 1 fc1 previous install- worked
FC3 disk 1 raid 1 new array - worked
FC3 disk 1 raid 5 new array - worked
FC3 kickstart raid 5 new array - worked
FC4 disk 1 raid 5 new array - worked

I just don't get it.. Resolving ticket.

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