Bug 50592 - cpqfc is getting loaded and its drives found as first drives during install (boot order issue)
cpqfc is getting loaded and its drives found as first drives during install (...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-01 09:38 EDT by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-27 15:33:38 EDT
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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-08-01 09:38:58 EDT
cpqfc drives are being found as first scsi devices(/dev/sda and /dev/sdb).
This can mislead the user to select cpqfc drive as a boot device while 
fibre channel can not be a boot device.
Fibre channel drives should be last scsi devices.

System: ML530 (2P)
controllers: Embedded SCSI, adaptec scsi controller(slot 6), Compaq fibre 
channel controller(slot 7). 
OS: RH Roswell Beta3

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start installation using CD
2. Choose GUI installation 
3. DiskDruid shows 2 cpqfc logical volumes as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-08-01 11:23:56 EDT
We need to work with Comapq to discover an interface to find out the order that
the BIOS will be accessing drives to boot from.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-23 17:51:38 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
Comment 3 charles.white 2001-09-10 10:17:25 EDT
What about having the cpqfc driver on the CD, but NOT loading it during 
install?  Afterwords the driver can be loaded last, be putting it last in the 
modules.conf file. 

The problem is that this is NOT a bootable controller and lilo requires you to 
use sda as your bootable controller. 
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2001-09-12 11:53:32 EDT
lilo does not require you to use sda as your bootable controller.

for lilo:


(make sdi your boot drive)

for grub:

edit /boot/grub/device.map


(hd0)     /dev/sda

(hd0)     /dev/sdi

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-21 20:09:55 EST
Boot order manually changable for Hampton

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