Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65229
Hard drive ISO install incomplete on mixed IDE/scsi system
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
Hard drive install incomplete on mixed IDE/scsi disk array.
During a hard drive ISO install, scsi drivers are not loaded before Disk Druid
is instantiated therefore rendering any scsi disks invisible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select install from Hard Drive
2.Give ISO location to installer
3.Disk Druid pops up but scsi drives invisible
Actual Results: Disk Druid does not show scsi drives so selecting any paritions
on scsi drives impossible.
Expected Results: scsi drivers should have loaded before Disk Druid.
should be an easy fix since the CD install Does The Right Thing.
What SCSI hardware is on your system?
Sorry. I forgot this part. I have two scsi controllers: and initio-based IWill
adapter, and an NCR53c810. Here is my /etc/modules.conf after the successful
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias scsi_hostadapter sym53c8xx
alias eth0 8139too
alias scsi_hostadapter1 initio
alias sb emu10k1
options scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x0112
My /var partition is on the NCR adapter.
Thanks will assign to an engineer.
If you run lsmod on tty2, which SCSI driver are you not seeing loaded? Also,
what are the contents of /tmp/modules.conf during the install?
Hi, Jeremy. Sorry for the long delay getting back to you. I think I have figured
out how to do a hard drive install properly with my system. When I select the
Hard Drive install and get to the screen to choose the directory with the ISOs,
instead I have to first hit F2 twice to get to the screen to load the driver
disk. Once I have the initio driver loaded, then all the partitions can be seen.
Unfortunately for some unknown reason when I tried it this time, the installer
is bombing, though: when I feed it the directory with the ISOs, it just keeps
coming back saying that there are no RH ISOs in the directory. I downloaded them
fresh today and the md5sums check out so I have no clue what this is about. But
that would be another bug :-)) As for bug 65229, I think we can close this one.
However, it might be an idea to highlight the fact that a user with a scsi
adapter that is not one of the three on the install floppy is going to have to
use a driver disk before choosing the ISO directory to allow Anaconda/Disk Druid
to see all their partitions.
Oh, BTW, there is no way to get to a console on tty2 since that function has
been deactivated in RH 7.3 Anaconda :-((
thanks for your time,
You can get to tty2, just not until the second stage has loaded.
As to needing a driver disk, you always need a driver disk if it's not one of
the "major" drivers that is supported for installation.
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