Bug 22429 - DAC960 driver doesn't recognise partition numbers >7 (installer)
Summary: DAC960 driver doesn't recognise partition numbers >7 (installer)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18231
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-12-18 00:17 UTC by Daniel Stone
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-18 00:17:38 UTC


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Description Daniel Stone 2000-12-18 00:17:35 UTC
We are trying to run RedHat 6.2 on some servers with a Mylex DAC960 RAID
controller (RedHat 7 has been deemed too experimental), and in booting from
the bootdisks, we noted that the RAID driver wouldn't recognise partition
numbers greater than 7, hence crippling us to 4 partitions in the install,
and asking operators to fdisk, edit fstabs, mount, remount, create
temporarymounting points, etc, is a procedural nightmare.
This bug isn't actually as much with the bootdisks/installer as it is with
the kernel - the bug has definitely been fixed in 2.2.17.
Could you please issue new bootdisks to rectify this problem? Thankyou very
much.
Regards,
Daniel Stone

Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2000-12-18 01:04:35 UTC
My bad, this has been reported before.
This sucks just a bit, though.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18231 ***


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