Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57501
Installer hangs with Adaptec 2100S controller
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:24:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
I get errors during RedHat Linux 7.2 installation on machine with
SCSI PCI card Adaptec 2100S. Installer hangs during packages copying -
Adaptec card signals with sound alert disk failure.
I have checked everything I could think of. I reduced RAM to 512MB,
removed additional Adaptec AVA-2904 card, tested disks - they apears to be
ok. I tried several driver disks from http://linux.adaptec.com, although
RedHat 7.2 recognize this card with it i2o modules.
Disks are supposed to be configured as RAID-1 array, but tried every
possible configuration. I removed one disk and tried installer on one disk
left, but it fails to. The only additional effect was that I could see
messages like "Read failed" on 1st virtual console.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Try to install system on a box with Adaptec 2100S card
I can see errors like below on 4th virtual console
<4>/dev/i2o/hda error: Failure communicating to device
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev 50:02 (i2o block), sector 70900
Adaptec I2O RAID controllers required dpt_i2o driver to work properly.
Unfortunately RedHat provided kernel without this driver and with wrong pcitable
I put my unofficial and unsupported driver disk at ftp://bpmok.waw.pl/pub/dptdriver/
Boot installer with isa option (boot: linux isa).
When installer auto load generic i2o modules,
switch to second console and remove it.
Now it's time to load proper dpt_i2o driver.
Insert driver disk, add Adaptec I2O RAID to list and select it.
Install system as usual.
When congratulation screen appear don't reboot,
again switch to console and chroot to freshly installed system.
Correct following files: /usr/share/pcitable, /etc/modules.conf and
Check for dpt_i2o.o at /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/kernel/drivers/scsi,
if not there extract it from driver disk (use: zcat modules.cgz | cpio -ivd)
Last thing will be making initial ram disk (mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img
2.4.7-10) and modify lilo.conf or grub.conf.
Here is proper pci table:
0x1044 0xa501 "dpt_i2o" "Adaptec|I2O RAID Controller"
0x1044 0xa511 "dpt_i2o" "Adaptec|I2O RAID Controller"
Do you know of this problem matt?
Do you have better luck with http://people.redhat.com/tcallawa/dpt/?
Drivers and hints supplied by firstname.lastname@example.org worked for me without need to
modify /usr/share/pcitable and /etc/modules.conf. I removed i2o_* modules during
install and then loaded dpt_i2o. Before rebooting system I copied dpt_i2o.o
modules to /lib/modules, then I made new init images with '--with dpt_i2o'
option and modified /etc/sysconfig/hwinfo.
Thank you for help.
With the best regards.
*** Bug 57500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bill, please fix in hwinfo's pci map
First entry has been fixed in pcitable since the end of October. Second one added.