Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54644
no RH7.1 installation on ICP Vortex RAID controller
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installation on a SCSI disk attached to a ICP Vortex RAID controller fails
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: install prog does not find /dev/[sh]da
Have you used this controller with previous versions of Red Hat Linux? This
sounds like more of a kernel issue than an installer issue, though.
Ok, I tracked down an ICP Vortex controller in the test lab, and I think I might
know what the problem is. Did you create a logical volume in the Vortex's setup
utility? If you don't, then the drive is essentially non-existent as a volume
as far as the kernel is concerned.
I was able to reproduce your problem by hooking up a drive that was not
previously arranged in a RAID configuration...the installer couldn't identify
it. After using the firmware config tool to create a logical volume on the
disk, the installer ran perfectly. Does this solve the problem?
Well, I have a logical disk; previously Win2K was installed, and it ran fine.
Hmm...can you try using the firmware to remove that logical volume and make a
completely new one? I know that shouldn't make a difference, but I can't think
of any other reason why the kernel shouldn't see the drive.
If that doesn't work, can you press <Ctrl><Alt><F2> while in the installer
(before it crashes). Then run the command 'cat /proc/scsi/gdth/0' and see what
the results are.
Please close this ticket - a co-worker installed SuSE on that box and it works,
so I cannot do any test anymore.