Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18406
Failure to load support for ncr53c8xx
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:36:13 EDT
I'm installing Red Hat Linux 7.0 on an old dual P-90 with 16 MB of RAM.
I'm doing an NFS install. The only hard drive in the system is a SCSI
drive (which apparently has an old Red Hat 6.X on it) contected to a
ncr53c8xx SCSI card. I boot the install with "linux dd", and have a driver
disk (with I also use for my Etherworks 3 network card). I eventually get
a "No Drives Found". I think the problem is not with the drives, but with
the SCSI driver kernel module. In the screen accessible by ALT-F2, I see
* probing buses
* finished bus probing
* found suggestion of ncr53c8xx
* found nothing
And then a few "insmod"s. What I am missing is a "insmod ncr53c8xx". I
don't think the appropriate module is getting loaded.
Also, I don't totally know what this means, but ALT-F4 includes:
<4> scsi : 0 hosts
<4> scsi : detected total.
Your help in getting Red Hat Linux 7.0 to install properly on this system
I have now verified that the problem is indeed that the installer fails to load
the module. I switched to the shell at ALT-F2 during the "Welcome to Red Hat"
screen. Then I dug around and figured out how to extract the ncr53c8xx driver
and manually insert it. I switched back, and was able to continue the install.
Similar (though perhaps different, I can't tell) problems have been reported
before. Cross-reference bugs 8364, 7567, 6407, 852. Some may be a different
problem. As stated, I have determined that mine is simply a matter of failing
to load the module even after it is detected.
Brock please reproduce.
reassigning these to firstname.lastname@example.org for further review ...
I have verified this. If you boot with "linux dd", then choose your ethernet
card from the drivers.img disk and have scsi the scsi driver will never get
loaded, so you can not install.
Good spot -- fixed in CVS.