Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57999
(GDTH)gdth Intel Raid Controller SRCU31L
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer can't find devices attached to SRCU31L raid controller
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from Redhat 7.2 cdrom
2.Select any instalation type
3.Select any partition method
Actual Results: Installer can't find any devices to install operating
Expected Results: Run partition program (Diskdruid)
2x Intel Xeon 1Gz
Intel SBT2 Motherboard (updated with all firmwares and bios)
Intel Raid Controller SRCU31L (updated with firmware stack 6.xx)
2x Quantum SCSI HD 36Gb
the installer detects the Intel reaid controller and tries to load the
GDTH driver and gives no error. If I do ALT-F3 to switch to another
console I see an error like this:
* going to insmod gdth.o (path is NULL)
/tmp/gdth.o: init_module: %m
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
Then when the installation program asks to select a partition method it
opens an error window saying:
"An error has ocurred - no valid devices were found on which to create
On Intel's site there's a driver disk for Redhat 7.1 but it doesn't work,
it gives the same error.
If I switch to the shell using ALT-F2 and go to /proc/scsi there ins't
any directory named gdth, only a file name scsi.
NOTE: I'm using the new 6.xx software stack on the SRCU31L which is
compatible with the ICP-VORTEX cards. The old 5.xx software stack used
the I2O driver on Linux.
I tried to install on two identical machines and got the same results, so
I think it's not an hardware problem.
Thanks for your support.
This is well documented on Intel's website. You need to use the Driver Disk
for RH 7.2. Go to intel's support site to read more.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/