Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 320031
Can't load Areca driver, arcmsr, onto FC6 through driver disk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem:
Can't load Areca driver, arcmsr, through driver disk
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the normal installation procedure with Fedora Core 6 Installation Disk1
2. key "linux dd" after promt boot:
3. select "Yes" while dialog asks "Do you have a driver disk"
4. choose the floppy disk, fd1, which has the device driver image
5. press "OK" on the Insert Driver Disk" dialog block
6. after the dialog block shows "Do you wish to load any more driver disks?",
press "Ctl+Alt+F3". Then ,you can see "modules to insert ....... arcmsr ....
sata_nv" and "load module set done", but it will not show the Areca driver
information after press"Ctl+Alt+F4".
7. go through the process till it asks "Select the drives to use for this
8. the menu will show anything but Areca volume disks
It will not happen on x86_64 installation process.
If I would like make it by shell script, which target folder could let me put
the driver in and let the volume disk be recognized ??
It is urgent for us!!
Nick - Have you tried Fedora 7? I don't believe Fedora Core 6 is being actively
supported at this time.
The other bit of good news is that the Areca driver is built in to Fedora 7. You
will not need the driver disk at all.
Yes, it happens on FC7 as well.
I am not sure about what you mean " Fedora Core 6 is being actively
supported at this time". If you mean the stuff for the inclusion of Areca driver
in installation disk, you are right because the FC6 kernel is 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6,
which is not yet included Areca driver, arcmsr.
Therefore I sitll built a driver disk for our customers.
I wish it could help our customers to load the driver buring the installation
But it failed anyway.
Therefore I thought I could make a workaround which is to install the driver
manually through console , even though there is some problem on anaconda, but it
failed as well.
(In reply to comment #1)
I know it.
But because we have a new dirver release for new product, we have to build a
driver disk to help the customers to load our driver during installation process.
Are there any ways that I can work around if there are some problems on anaconda?
BTW, is there any competition happened during the installation of FC7 which has
the default support of arcmsr driver, but I load the new driver with the same
name, arcmsr, through driver disk?
(In reply to comment #2)
Respins of Fedora, with new kernels and install disks are available at:
However it looks like they are providing Fedora 7 only.