Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242897
Can't find Areca volume during installation Fedora 7
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:27:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Can't load Areca SATA RAID driver as installing Fedora 7
But after installation we could find Areca driver module by lsmod command
Can't not find the SATA RAID volume to be the target volume to install the OS on
It should find Areca volumes and select to install the OS during early stage of
This happens on i386/x86_64 plateform and gets no dmesg for alarm.
Anybody takes charge in this bug?
Areca driver has been adapted by kernel.org from v2.6.19 since.
This driver is backporting to RHEL4.6,
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=233399, and RHEL5.1,
Please take a look at this issue.
This is probably an installer issue.
Does the driver work after the system is installed onto some other
Yes, it works as a module after the system boots up.
But as you know it can't load the system onto Areca RAID volume during
Thank you for prompt reply.
Does this issue been settled?
There are still a lot of customers suffering this issue.
What shall I account to them?
Looks like an anaconda problem. Does it even try to load the driver during
This module was added to anaconda-184.108.40.206-1. Is it better in post-F7 rawhide?
I tried it on Fedora core 7, kernel-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.
I have never used the said "post-F7 rawhide" before.
Where can I download its ISO for DVD?
If there is a problem on anaconda, what is the measures for the customers to
install FC7 on Areca RAID volume?
No ISO images are currently made for Rawhide, though we may start making
periodic images available. For now, the development tree can be found at
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/. Note that it
is not always installable as this is the development tree and things change and
break pretty often.
(In reply to comment #9)
> No ISO images are currently made for Rawhide, though we may start making
> periodic images available. For now, the development tree can be found at
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/. Note that it
> is not always installable as this is the development tree and things change and
> break pretty often.
If I would try as your suggestion, what shall I do?
BTW, do you have any comments with #8?
I just find something interesting.
I made a driver floppy for Areca RAID drivers.
During installation, I prompted with "linux dd" and the console displayed
"modules to insert forcedeth arcmsr libata sata_nv pata_amd" and "load module
It seems the driver floppy for Areca drivers works, right???
And then the prompt dialog asked me "Installation Method".
I chose "Local CDROM".
Subsequently, it reflected with "No driver found".
I have never been asked that during installation directly without "linux dd"
I guess it is very easy to find the DVD ROM driver buring installation directly.
It is unusual.
Do you guys have any comments?
What else should I do to help you verify the issue?
Suppose the issue is from the installer, what will you do to help the users that
install the driver on the Areca RAID volume?
I need a statement to explain to the customers and decide what Areca shall act.
I think we fixed the driver disk problem you were seeing on Friday. Just do an
FTP or HTTP install of the development tree of Fedora using the URL I gave you
earlier and see if that works.
As you said, there is not image for the development version.
The only it has are separate files.
Would you please tell me which files that I should collect to test if it works?
Sorry, I am weak at the details of the installation context and process.
If you could provide any application notes or white papers at your convenience,
I appreciate it.
This page has some information: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Rawhide.
Basically you just need to download the boot.iso from that tree, burn it, boot
it, and point the installer at one of the mirrors for an HTTP or FTP install.
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