Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191715
Can't install OS on SCSI system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:32 EST
Description of problem:
Installation of FC5 fails to find any system disks to install on.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Each install attempt!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin FC5 install via CD (non-SCSI) I choose "Skip", (Media is fine),
2. It says: "Warning: No hard drives have been found. You probably need to
manually..." I say "Yes".
3. I choose "Add Device", and pick "Adaptec 29xx series (aic7xxx)", and say "Done".
4. After it searches for existing installations, it fails with: "No drives Found".
A simple upgrade is now an extended downed server. :-(
Need I say it?
Had similar goofy FC5 install issues on a machine with an Adaptec AVA-2906 card,
(for a scanner). I had to physically remove the card to install OS. Can't
easily do that in this case. ;-) (Or is that the whole point?)
Can you attach /tmp/anaconda.log?
Created attachment 129056 [details]
Can you also attach /tmp/syslog?
Created attachment 129110 [details]
The file: /tmp/syslog
I've heard some discussions about this being a BIOS related issue. The BIOS on
the Adaptec is up to snuff, but the MB is another question. I'm flashing it
just to make sure. It certainly can't hurt!
*Any* useful status update would be greatly appreciated. Tell me to bag my SCSI
gear if it means I'll be up any time soon!
After bagging my SCSI hardware, (which pissed me off greatly), I bought 2 new
IDE disks, which then worked. *However*, after successfully loading OS, my NIC
card couldn't be found. Seriously folks, It's a 3c59x... I put 7 different
brands of NIC card in that machine, and BIOS finds all of 'em, but this
stinkining OS doesn't see a blasted thing! FC4 finds them just fine, FC3, FC1,
RH9, RH8 all find them. --My Dog can even find 'em! It's clear FC5 is PCI blind!
After a couple of hundred dollars in new hardware, bought out of desperation and
now *two* weeks offline, I need a frickin' work around so I can get this blasted
web server back online! At some point you have to give *back* some information!
Now is the time! I've been around since kernel 0.96, but I'm *so* completely
disappointed as of late. :-(
Fixed by boot kernel option: pci=noacpi. Something must've changed that broke
this in FC5!