Bug 30977 - Installer didn't recognize RAID controller
Summary: Installer didn't recognize RAID controller
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-03-07 19:21 UTC by Daniel Senie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-08 02:26:40 UTC

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Description Daniel Senie 2001-03-07 19:21:01 UTC
While the install kernel and the running kernel both contain a current 
version of the Mylex DAC960 driver from Dandelion/Mylex, the installer 
fails to recognize the signature of at least one of the newer cards. The 
card I tried was an AcceleRAID 170. The lspci -v output of relevance was:

03:05.1 RAID bus controller: Mylex Corporation: Unknown device 0050 (rev 
        Subsystem: Mylex Corporation: Unknown device 0052
        Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 
        Memory at fc000000 (32 bit, prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=32K]
        Capabilities [80] Power Management version 2

The controllers which are recognized are no longer even manufactured! 
Please add the appropriate data so that this controller is recognized.

I can re-test this easily. I have a test machine set up for this purpose.

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-03-07 21:51:45 UTC
Can you please run "lspci -n" and give us the output on this problem?  It'll
help diagnose it...

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-03-07 22:07:17 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.

Comment 3 Daniel Senie 2001-03-07 22:09:51 UTC
Yes, fixing this before the next release would be MAJORLY appreciated. We rely 
heavily on being able to use the Mylex-based RAID arrays as our only disks on 
systems. Whatever I can do to accelerate that process (testing, etc.) I will do.

I'll get you the lspci -n info later today. Here I thought I was being good 
supplying the lspci -v before being asked!

Comment 4 Daniel Senie 2001-03-08 02:26:36 UTC
I'm guessing you need the line matching the RAID card in the original bug 
report. So, here's the matching lspci -n info:

03:05.1 Class 0104: 1069:0050 (rev 02)

If you'd like the full lspci -n listing, let me know. I will save it (I have to 
hand-type it all).

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-08 03:29:32 UTC
This is already fixed; the IDs got accidentally removed from the pcitable.

Comment 6 Daniel Senie 2001-03-08 03:37:09 UTC
Good news indeed. Any chance of a re-spun disc 1 image so I can try it out? I 
have other things to test as well, and it'd sure help if I could do a full 
install. (or alternatively some documentation on how to effect the change and 
respin a CD).

Comment 7 Daniel Senie 2001-04-17 21:59:58 UTC
Good news is it was recognized. Bad news is it now locks the system up solid. 
Note that I suggested someone build a fixed version for me to test? I wish 
that'd happened, since the 7.1 disc images still can't be used to install on a 
Mylex AcceleRAID based system.

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