Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50592
cpqfc is getting loaded and its drives found as first drives during install (boot order issue)
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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.
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.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
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
The problem is that this is NOT a bootable controller and lilo requires you to
use sda as your bootable controller.
lilo does not require you to use sda as your bootable controller.
(make sdi your boot drive)
Boot order manually changable for Hampton