Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24211
Symbios/NCR 53C8xx driver not on list if "dd" specified
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:45 EDT
When doing "LILO: expert text dd" from bootnet.img, when you get to the
expert screen for adding drivers and choose SCSI, my card's driver
"Symbios/NCR 53C8xx" doesn't appear on the list. Pressing F2 to re-read
the driver disk doesn't help.
Strangely enough, if you omit the dd ("LILO: expert text") and say "No" to
the "Do you have a driver disk?" question, the driver appears on the
subsequent list. Shouldn't "dd" always make the driver list longer (not
drop any drivers)?
This system also has the 3Com Etherlink III ISA, so that device driver gets
added manually first; it also requires specified module parameters
Second aspect of the problem: The "LILO: expert text" boot from bootnet.img
does allow you to choose "Symbios/NCR 53C8xx" from the list; however, the driver
fails to load. But if you omit expert mode altogether, and just boot "LILO:
text", it figures out it needs the "Symbios/NCR 53C8xx" driver all on its own,
and it loads fine!
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Beta-3
This seems to work fine here. We've tested this with NIC's, and it works fine.