Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 227186
cannot see both SATA drives
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
AMD Athlon 64 X2
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
2 x 320GB SATA
I am trying to install FC6 i386 (I may try to switch to 64 bit later).
The problem is, when I get to partitioning, the only "hard drive" seen by the
installer is /dev/mapper/mpath0
I tried to tweak various SATA and RAID settings in the BIOS (RAID is supposedly
disabled, I don't need RAID, I just need 2 separate disks), it didn't help.
Based on discussions I've seen on the Internet, I tried booting the installer
with "linux nodmraid" but it didn't help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
whatever's on the FC6 installer DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. just try and install FC6 on the Asus M2N-SLI with 2 SATA drives
When partitioning, I can only see the pseudo-drive /dev/mapper/mpath0
I expect to see /dev/sda and /dev/sdb or something like that.
Ubuntu 6.06, Knoppix 5.1.1 and CentOS 4.4 - all of them see the drives correctly
as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb
Booting with 'linux nodmraid' should work around.
'linux nodmraid' makes no difference. It's like, whatever is supposed to be
disabled by that option is not really disabled.
Under the Advanced Storage Configuration button, the "disable dmraid device"
option is grayed out.
I did my initial tests with the 0202 BIOS version. I updated the BIOS to the
latest 0801 version. Makes no difference.
By the way - related to bug #227441 - it looks like the FC6 installer loads up
the sata_nv module. It does not ask for additional modules (as opposed to FC7t1).
Same experience with FC7 on Abit VT7 mobo. Using 2 Maxtor STM3160812AS drivers.
Per Maxtor SATAII/300 installation manual, I am using the FORCE 150 jumper. I
have installed SUSE 10.2 which sees both drives. The driver loaded is for the
VT6420 controller whereas my RAID BIOS Utility indicates VT8237 controller. I
prefer Fedora over all other distros, so would like resolution ASAP.
Jeremy meant "linux nompath", I suspect. Try that, it should work...
Works for me. Thanks!
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