Bug 54936 - 3w-xxxx gives I/O error
Summary: 3w-xxxx gives I/O error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-23 13:16 UTC by Benjamin Reed
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-23 15:59:18 UTC
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Description Benjamin Reed 2001-10-23 13:16:15 UTC
Description of Problem:
Installation works with Mandrake 8.1 and RedHat 7.1, but attempting to 
install on RedHat 7.2 with a 3Ware RAID controller gives me SCSI errors 
and it bombs out.

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

How Reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run installation.
2. Attempt to partition (autopartition, disk druid, fdisk all give same 

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:
Errors from ALT-4:

<4>3w-xxxx: tw_interrupt(): Bad response, status = 0xc1, flags = 0x11, 
unit = 0x0.
<6>scsi: device set offline - not ready or command retry failed after 
host reset : host 0 channel 0 id 0 lun 0
<4>SCSI disk error : host 0 channel 0 id 0 lun 0 return code = 80000
<4> I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 360176256
<4>get_ast_sector ioctl: bread returned NULL.

In the installer, it is saying "The partition table on device sda was 
unreadable ... Would you like to initialize this drive?"  If I say "Yes" 
it just times out and fails.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-23 15:59:13 UTC
Please see the errata updates disk available on the FTP site.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-10-23 16:50:59 UTC
That would be ftp://<your favorite mirror site

Download the update disk image, then create an update diskette. This can be
done by using the same procedure used to create a boot diskette.

For more information, refer to


Please note that you must substitute the update disk image filename for the
filename used in the example.

When booting into the anaconda installation program, type "linux updates"
at the boot prompt, followed by any other installation options which are
required (such as "expert" or "text" or "ks"). The installation process
will prompt you to insert the updates disk when it is required, and the
install will then proceed as normal.

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