Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186978
Fedora 5 fails to recognize drives on compaq dl380 with smartarray
Last modified: 2008-04-04 11:33:00 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda fails to recognize the SCSI drive on a Compaq DL380 with Integrated
Smart Array Controller. It appears to load a driver for the array controller
but fails to see the drive(s). FC4 auto-loads "cpqarray". I can select the
cpqarray driver manually, but to no avail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert CD #1
2.Wait for installation target to be detected
3.Experience no drives.
No drives detected
Installing FC4 goes without a hitch on the same servers.
Created attachment 126846 [details]
*** Bug 186979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Boot with noprobe (linux noprobe)
manually add the e100 (if network install) and cpqarray drivers.
have a working box.
Without noprobe the symbios module (sym53c8xx) gets probed first, and if you
load cpqarray afterwards it doesn't see the card anymore.
Thanks, Euan. I installed this way and indeed the installer recognized the
array and FC5 installed on the drive. However, It won't boot from the drive
after the installation completes. Is there some parameter that must be set for
grub to kick in? (The message is the usual "Non-system disk or disk error.
Strike any key to continue").
See this bug I filed upstream
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7279 and the corresponding debian bug
This is still an issue with the latest rawhide kernels.
Created attachment 138480 [details]
proposed additional patch
This patch works for me here as far as sym53c8xx_2 doesn't incorrectly claim
the cpqarray raid. Also added to the kernel report.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
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Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
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In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
Still an issue with upstream, see my previous comments.
In addition to the bug I've also posted to linux-scsi @ vger.
Please try that kernel update, I added a cpqarray patch which might help.
If you mean
its a different thing.
This bug is about sym53c8xx_2 claiming the 53C1510 integrated smartarray RAID
before cpqarray. During an install this leaves the user without recognized hard
disks. So for FC5 the deal is already done, as you can't change the install
media retroactively. Please read my kernel bug report.
And silly me forgot to add that attempting a latest rawhide install still has
the same issue on this compaq, so I am afraid the FC6 install media will still
carry this. Perhaps the bug should be moved a different version or something..
This is very likely the same bug as bug 205653, fixed in RHEL-5. I'll ping Dave
Jones and ask him to include that patch in the next FC-5 kernel.
FC5 is EOLd.
The fix for finally landed in linus' tree so everything should be fine for F8.
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This seems to have been fixed in Fedora 6. It still (as of Fedora 8) requires
the "noprobe" option and manual selection of "cpqarray" driver during install,
but installs and boots properly once loaded. Previously it would install using
ths method but would not boot after installation.