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Bug 454898 - Fedora LiveCD doesn't boot in Blu-Ray Drives.
Summary: Fedora LiveCD doesn't boot in Blu-Ray Drives.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-10 16:56 UTC by Jack Peirce
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-15 08:16:45 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
sosreport (508.41 KB, application/x-bzip)
2008-07-10 22:03 UTC, Jack Peirce
no flags Details
lshal from Installed F9 System (143.05 KB, text/plain)
2008-07-11 15:20 UTC, Jack Peirce
no flags Details
lsmod from installed F9 system (2.11 KB, text/plain)
2008-07-11 15:21 UTC, Jack Peirce
no flags Details
lsmod from F9 Live system (571 bytes, text/plain)
2008-07-11 15:22 UTC, Jack Peirce
no flags Details

Description Jack Peirce 2008-07-10 16:56:07 UTC
Description of problem:
Blu-Ray Drives cannot successfully load the kernel in Fedora 8 and 9. They fail 
on mounting the root fs, then dump to a bash shell where I am told to create a 
symlink for /dev/root and exit the shell to continue the boot process.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Broken for me in both 8 and 9.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a live cd off a Blu-Ray Device
2. Error!

Additional info:
Only tried on a Lite-On SATA 2x Blu-Ray combo CD/DVD/BD drive. On machines with 
4xQC processors, 16GB RAM. Two duplicate machines each have this problem.

Comment 1 Jack Peirce 2008-07-10 22:03:49 UTC
Created attachment 311518 [details]

sosreport on the machine

Comment 2 Jack Peirce 2008-07-10 22:04:55 UTC
Relevant output of lsscsi --verbose -c:

Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Target: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: LITE-ON  Model: BD B LH-2B1S     Rev: AL09
  Type:   CD-ROM                           ANSI SCSI revision: ffffffff
  dir: /sys/bus/scsi/devices/0:0:0:0

Note: Device works fine under F9 when installed.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-10 23:28:50 UTC
Can you get the output of lshal?  And lsmod isn't in the sysreport for some
reason and could also be handy.

And is the drive connected to the internal sata (sata_nv)?

Comment 4 Jack Peirce 2008-07-10 23:59:02 UTC
The drive is connected through a internal SAS port on the motherboard. 

I'll get the output of lshal and lsmod sometime tomorrow. 

For any other information you might need, please let me know by tomorrow, as 
these machines have to ship out to MIT sometime tomorrow, they're not my 
personal machines.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-11 01:37:43 UTC
Hmm, might be a module that we're not including in the initrd then.

That's the biggest reason I can think of.  When you're at the shell, you can
also check and see if /sys/block/sr0 exists (guessing not). 

A little hard to guess what else might be useful, but I'm at least partially
convinced that it's a module not there now 

Comment 6 Jack Peirce 2008-07-11 15:20:35 UTC
Created attachment 311592 [details]
lshal from Installed F9 System

Comment 7 Jack Peirce 2008-07-11 15:21:17 UTC
Created attachment 311593 [details]
lsmod from installed F9 system

Comment 8 Jack Peirce 2008-07-11 15:22:36 UTC
Created attachment 311594 [details]
lsmod from F9 Live system

Note: /sys/block/sr0 does not exist.

Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-11 16:10:04 UTC
We didn't include mptsas in the list of modules in the initrd -- I've added it
to git and so the F10 images should have it

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:01:46 UTC
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-07-15 08:16:45 UTC
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