Bug 76882 - (SCSI) Use EDID to make the boot scsi controller the first one
Summary: (SCSI) Use EDID to make the boot scsi controller the first one
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-10-28 18:07 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:08 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-28 18:07:00 UTC
Description of Problem: On a Dell PowerEdge server with an onboard Adaptec SCSI
adapter and a Symbios add-on SCSI adapter, the Symbios is identified as the
primary and the Adaptec as the secondary, both during installation and
afterward. This causes a disk on the external bus, from which the system cannot
be made to boot, to be assigned as /dev/sda, and the boot loader is installed

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How Reproducible: On this system, 100%. However I realise that this is highly
dependent on hardware configuration.

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Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-06-08 19:28:17 UTC
This is dependant on the order the modules are loaded. The boot volume
identification can be done by EDID and that facility is in various development

Turning this into an RFE

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:08 UTC
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/

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