Bug 77157 - anaconda doesn't see Adaptec 5400S RAID device
anaconda doesn't see Adaptec 5400S RAID device
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-11-01 16:31 EST by Dan Dunham
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-01 21:10:33 EST
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patch to fix anaconda Adaptec 5300s RAID controller problem (423 bytes, patch)
2002-11-01 21:10 EST, Dan Dunham
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Description Dan Dunham 2002-11-01 16:31:49 EST
Description of Problem:
I am attempting to kickstart a box with an Adaptec 5400S RAID card, which has a
single 100GB logical raid device defined.  The aacraid module loads fine, but
I'm getting the error: "no valid devices were found on which to create new
filesystems".  If I break into the shell (alt-F2), I see that anaconda has
created a /tmp/sda device file, and I am able to fdisk this and create
filesystems on the device (which further indicates to me that the aacraid module
is not the issue).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat 7.2

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Comment 1 Dan Dunham 2002-11-01 21:07:08 EST
I have tracked this down further.  It appears that this particular controller
reports itself as removable, so the device gets taken off the disklist.  There
is a hack in isys.c to work around this problem for the DELL and HP OEM versions
of the controller.  The attached patch extends this fix to the Adaptec version
of the controller.

Comment 2 Dan Dunham 2002-11-01 21:10:27 EST
Created attachment 83124 [details]
patch to fix anaconda Adaptec 5300s RAID controller problem
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-04 17:31:43 EST
This was fixed several releases ago.

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