Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28865
Graphical install fails randomly with the 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host Adapter installed
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:41:29 EDT
ML350, internal drives connected to SCSI controller, 128 MB RAM, Persian
board installed with no drives connected, Red Hat 7 respin
Graphical installer fails randomly with 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host
Adapter board installed in system, even with no arrays connected. Removing
the 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host Adapter allows the install to complete
Works w/textmode install.
Still blows up with the Anaconda update from Red Hat's web site.
What is a 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host Adapter (lspci and lspci -v output
I doubt we have one here, will check.
persian is a Compaq name for the Compaq Tachyon TL/TS
Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (cpqfc driver), but I
don't think we have one here to test.
Waiting for hardware to test this with...
Brent please look at now we have the hardware.
The installer does not lock up in graphical install with the latest internal
trees. However, the cpqfc driver isn't getting loaded. It appears to not be in
Actually, it appears that the cpqfc module isn't being built at all in the
Apparently, the cpqfc module isn't working with the 2.4 kernel. I have send an
email to the maintainer and am awaiting a response.
I got a response from the person listed as the maintainer in the driver source
code, and he no longer works for Compaq and thus does not maintain the driver
anymore. Presumably, someone at Compaq is now maintaining the driver, but
apparently it is not fully ported to the 2.4 kernel at this time. Deferring to
a future release.