Bug 50775 - Installation of Fairfax Beta 3 on PE6450 exits abnormally
Installation of Fairfax Beta 3 on PE6450 exits abnormally
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-02 20:26 EDT by Tesfamariam Michael
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-09-04 16:30:29 EDT
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/proc/ide/*/model file (22 bytes, patch)
2001-08-06 15:49 EDT, Danny Trinh
no flags Details | Diff
/proc/ide/*/model file (22 bytes, text/plain)
2001-08-06 15:50 EDT, Danny Trinh
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Description Tesfamariam Michael 2001-08-02 20:26:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
Installation of Fairfax Beta 3 from a CD terminates abnormally on 
PowerEdge 6450 with 18GB hard drive connected to onboard AIC 7899 
controller. In normal installation mode, after loading the aic7xxx, it 
terminates with: 
      failed to read /modules/module-info
      install exited abnormally
      ejecting /tmp/cdrom
Expert mode installation terminates with the same message but before 
loading any driver.
NFS install works but during driver loading, messages that go to other 
terminal gets displayed in VT1. 

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. on PE6450, connect a SCSI hard drive to the onboard AIC7899 
2. Start installation from Fairfax Beta 3 CD

Actual Results:
Installation terminates abnormally

Expected Results:
To complete installation.

Additional Information:
There was a PERC3/DC card on the system when I first saw this issue but 
removing the PERC3/DC doesn't change anything.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-03 11:47:45 EDT
Looks like a bad CD to me - have you checked the md5sum?
Comment 2 Danny Trinh 2001-08-06 13:40:17 EDT
At BOOT: prompt, I type "linux ide=nodma". The installation process going 
through. It works. Properly, this is the work around thing.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-06 14:13:04 EDT
We need the contents of /proc/ide/*/model.

Comment 4 Danny Trinh 2001-08-06 15:49:43 EDT
Created attachment 26493 [details]
/proc/ide/*/model file
Comment 5 Danny Trinh 2001-08-06 15:50:39 EDT
Created attachment 26494 [details]
/proc/ide/*/model file
Comment 6 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 18:47:30 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax
Comment 7 Matt Domsch 2001-08-07 19:52:20 EDT
More IDE CD-ROMs to blacklist.

--- linux/drivers/ide/ide-dma.c~        Tue Aug  7 10:39:28 2001
+++ linux/drivers/ide/ide-dma.c Tue Aug  7 15:06:36 2001
@@ -132,6 +132,7 @@
        { "CRD-8400B"           ,       "ALL"           },
        { "CRD-8480B",                  "ALL"           },
        { "CRD-8480C",                  "ALL"           },
+       { "CRD-8482B",                  "ALL"           },
        { "CRD-84"              ,       "ALL"           },
        { "SanDisk SDP3B"       ,       "ALL"           },
        { "SanDisk SDP3B-64"    ,       "ALL"           },
@@ -147,6 +148,8 @@
        { "WPI CDD-820",                "ALL"           },
        { "SanDisk SDP3B-64"    ,       "ALL"           },
        { "SAMSUNG CD-ROM SN-124",      "ALL"           },
+       { "SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148C",     "ALL"           },
+       { "SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148F",     "ALL"           },
        { "PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W8432T",     "ALL"           },
        { "ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE 40X MAXIMUM",     "ALL"           },
        { 0                     ,       0               }
Comment 8 Matt Domsch 2001-08-09 11:00:37 EDT
Arjan applied patch in 2.4.7-0.12 and above.
Comment 9 Danny Trinh 2001-08-21 10:11:07 EDT
Reproduced on RC1. CD model: SMASUNG CD-ROM SN-124 . Kernel: 2.4.7-2smp
Comment 10 Danny Trinh 2001-08-21 10:11:58 EDT
Reproduced on RC1. CD model: SAMSUNG CD-ROM SN-124 . Kernel: 2.4.7-2smp
Comment 11 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-21 10:13:40 EDT
Oh bah. Typo in the model name in the blacklist..........
fixed in the next build
Comment 12 Matt Domsch 2001-08-21 10:34:14 EDT
Arjan, there are a bunch of typos.  Look at all the SAMSUNG entries, they've 
got "CR-DROM", and I didn't catch it when pushing the new entries to Alan and 
Andre.  When they're right in your tree, can you either send the corrections to 
them, or tell me and I'll do it?
Comment 13 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-21 10:36:32 EDT
Yup just fixed that one.
I'll talk to Alan about it later today.
Comment 14 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-22 03:36:12 EDT
Fixed in new build
Comment 15 Danny Trinh 2001-09-04 16:30:23 EDT
Let says:

-If I plug SAMSUNG or DVD to PE6450, RC2 fails to see RH CD1. It doesn't matter 
what option I type at the BOOT: prompt ( apic, linux ide=nodma, etc.) This 
error is the same as issue 52674
- If I plug TEAC to PE6450, It works, and I can perform the installation 
through CD
- If I plug SAMSUNG or DVD to PE2500, PE2550, and I also can install RH by CD

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