Bug 61698 - Kernel-BOOT does not build SCSI tape modules
Summary: Kernel-BOOT does not build SCSI tape modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-03-23 04:39 UTC by Tom "spot" Callaway
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:51:53 UTC
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Description Tom "spot" Callaway 2002-03-23 04:39:53 UTC
Description of Problem:

Kernel-BOOT does not build sg.o or st.o.
This prevents any sort of real tape backup from the rescue environment. This is
bad with a capital F. The floppy tape module is built, but not the scsi modules.

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

All kernels tested, from 2.4.2-2 to rawhide.

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into rescue environment.
2. Attempt to use the tape drive detected by the scsi controller.
3. Curse angrily.
4. Repeat steps 2-4 until thoroughly displeased.

Actual Results:

State of thorough displeasure.

Expected Results:

Data backed up to SCSI tape drive.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-03-23 10:45:13 UTC
Very good point.
Fixed in the next build

Comment 2 Mogens Kjaer 2002-07-05 07:05:58 UTC
The Kernel-BOOT RPM contains the st.o module now.

However, it is not included when the bootable disk is

Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2002-07-08 13:05:33 UTC
Well, not to be overly crude, but what good is that?

Reopening this bug until the st.o module is actually put into the installer &
rescue images, reassigning it to anaconda.

Comment 4 Mogens Kjaer 2002-07-08 13:12:54 UTC
The good thing about having st.o available
on the installer cd in rescue mode is that it
makes it possible to restore a machine from
backup tapes.

Write-only backup tapes are not so useful :-)

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-18 04:12:29 UTC
st.o included in the second stage modules in CVS

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:51:53 UTC
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time.  I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide.  If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.

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