Bug 28865 - Graphical install fails randomly with the 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host Adapter installed
Summary: Graphical install fails randomly with the 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host Ada...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-22 15:09 UTC by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 19:49:09 UTC
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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-02-22 15:09:02 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-22 17:20:15 UTC
What is a 64-bit/66MHz Fibre Channel Host Adapter (lspci and lspci -v output
would help)?

I doubt we have one here, will check.

Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2001-02-23 14:16:57 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-28 00:04:22 UTC
Waiting for hardware to test this with...

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-07 15:22:05 UTC
Brent please look at now we have the hardware.

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-03-07 21:39:01 UTC
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
the pcitable.

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2001-03-07 21:57:03 UTC
Actually, it appears that the cpqfc module isn't being built at all in the
latest trees.

Comment 7 Brent Fox 2001-03-07 23:20:31 UTC
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.

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2001-03-14 05:05:49 UTC
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.

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