Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77420
partition table on scsi hd unreadable at installation (AIC-7892)
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:53 EDT
Description of Problem:
Installation on Dell 530 Prec. Workstation with two Fujitsu SCSI HD (18GB 10K )
and Adaptec AIC-7892 host: installation says "the partition table on device
sda/sdb unreadable", install terminates; both disks are seen at boot, by
Windows 2K (Win2K on sda), and by fdisk with boot from Win98 boot disk; fdisk
can partition disks. Have tried installation with "linux apic", "linux
noapic", and text install. Same error everytime. Understand that AIC-7892 not
officially supported by Red Hat, but its a fairly common card and this is a new
machine. Is there a patch, workaround, or fix for this?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from install cd-rom and proceed through install
By the way the Dell Precision 530 Workstation is certified hardware for Redhat
7.3 including the AIC-7892. The only difference between the certified machine
and mine is the Fujitsu SCSI HDs.
can you get any more messages just before that ?
1. arrive at GUI screen to partition HD, 2. Choose a method, 3. Message says
something to the effect "can't read partition table on device sda (or sdb). Do
you want to initialize? This will destroy any data", 4. Say OK, 5. Then message
says "Input/output error during read on /dev/sdb - Retry, Ignore, Cancel". 5.
Say Retry or Ignore: message reappears, say Cancel and abort message appears
something like "No Drives Found An error has occurred - no valid devices were
found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the
cause of this problem." then OK aborts the install and the system shuts down.
If do ctrl-alt-F1 while error message on screen get:
F1: Error Input/output error during read on /dev/sda (msg repeats for sdb)
F4: see attached file
I did get the install to see the drives ONE time. I used automatic
partitioning and then edited the system generated partitions. The install
proceeded but locked up while installing packages from Disk 2. No more luck
Created attachment 84264 [details]
ctrl-alt-F1, then go to F4 screen during install error
<4>(scsi0:A:1:0): parity error detected in Data-in phase. SEQADDR(0x72)
<4> CRC Value Mismatch
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