Bug 18183 - RAID install fails if you have IDE + SCSI
Summary: RAID install fails if you have IDE + SCSI
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2000-10-03 05:56 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-18 16:08:21 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-03 05:56:19 UTC

On RH 6.2 I had a working install with 3 drives.  hda and hdb are
identical, and were
my software raid 1 set for mirroring and I booted off of that.  My sda is
used for storing database
information.  The machine is a Dell Precision 410.  It has 2 400MHZ PII
cpus.  The
motherboard has a built-in adaptec controller that was controlling the IBM
scsi-2 drive.
Anyway, when trying a fresh install I figured ok, I'd just wipe everything
set up raid as part of the install [instead of doing it later like I did on
rh 6.2].  When
trying this, the install said I could only use hda and sda, since those are
the first
2 drives.  Actually, hda and hdb are the first 2 drives on my machine.  

I did an upgrade and the RH7 seemed to work with my existing md0 raid1 set
just fine.
I think this is a logic bug in your installer somehow since most people
don't have
2 ide drives and a scsi drive and then choose to make an md0 set out of the
2 ide
drives and boot off of that.

So the workaround is either upgrade, or install the hard way [just install
on hda, then
later set up software raid and let it rebuild hdb as part of a recovery]. 
Still, for rh 7.1
you might wanna fix this problem, or document it.

John Ham

The scsi adapter and drive data is here:

(scsi0) <Adaptec AIC-7890/1 Ultra2 SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 2/10/0
(scsi0) Wide Channel, SCSI ID=7, 32/255 SCBs
(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 392 instructions downloaded
scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.31/3.2.4
       <Adaptec AIC-7890/1 Ultra2 SCSI host adapter>
scsi : 1 host.
(scsi0:0:2:0) Synchronous at 40.0 Mbyte/sec, offset 31.
  Vendor: IBM       Model: DNES-318350W      Rev: SA30
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 03
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0

The ide adapter and drive data is here:

PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: Maxtor 90432D3, ATA DISK drive
hdb: Maxtor 90432D3, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: Maxtor 90432D3, 4121MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=525/255/63, UDMA
hdb: Maxtor 90432D3, 4121MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=525/255/63, UDMA
hdc: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM drive, 256kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.11

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-03 19:35:33 UTC
Brent please reproduce. 

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-17 18:48:37 UTC
Brent please try this out with roswell.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-09-18 16:08:15 UTC
Ok, looking at this now.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-09-18 19:25:16 UTC
This works fine for me with our latest tree.  All of the partitioning code has
been replaced with *new-and-improved* partitioning code, so it looks like this
problem has disappeared.  Thanks for your report.

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