Bug 54274 - support for Adaptec 5400S raid controller
support for Adaptec 5400S raid controller
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-02 17:19 EDT by Jonathan Fraser
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-05 12:39:41 EDT
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Description Jonathan Fraser 2001-10-02 17:19:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
The aacraid driver reports its logical drives as removable media.
Anaconda won't install to removable media. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do an install of roswell onto an adaptec 5400S raid controller.

Actual Results:  Anacoda reports no installable boot device.
Cannot run fdisk or druid from anaconda.  fdisk works fine from

Expected Results:  Should have listed aacraid devices as installable 

Additional info:

        A check was put into anaconda in isys/isys.c
in the function doIsScsiRemovable() to work around the fact that
adaptec aac raid controllers report the drives as being removable media.
The check was specific to  DELL and HP branded controllers.     
Now there is  an Adaptec branded controller as well.  The inquiry
string returned is:
 Vendor: ADAPTEC   Model: Adaptec  xxxxxx

The code needs to make the same check for the string "ADAPTEC".
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-10-05 12:39:36 EDT
katzj, weren't you testing something similar yesterday?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-10-05 16:12:00 EDT
Worked around in CVS, work-around is to use expert mode as expert mode lets you
install to removable media.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2001-10-05 16:14:13 EDT
Err... let me make that a little bit more clear since that only makes very murky
 sense to me :)

Workaround committed to CVS so that isys won't think that they're removable. 
You can work around the problem without the changed code by using expert mode.

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