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Bug 90394 - Driver Disk being rejected as invalid
Driver Disk being rejected as invalid
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-05-07 12:54 EDT by Dieter Jaspers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 14:32:54 EDT
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Description Dieter Jaspers 2003-05-07 12:54:26 EDT
Description of problem:

Update 1 (Q1 2003) driver disk not accepted by AS2.1 fresh install on DELL 
Precision 650. Needed for HD access of DELL PERC 320/DC.

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (version 2.1 for i386)


How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:

1. download 2.1as-dd-aic-i686.img.gz

2. gunzip

3. dd if=2.1as-dd-aic-i686.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k

4. start from cdrom in expert mode, when asked for driver disk insert floppy

Actual results:

Error: The floppy disk you inserted is not a valid driver disk for this release 
of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server.

Expected results:

acceptance of driver in order for installer to gain hard disk access

Additional info:

switched off second processor as well as hyperthreading because of suspected 
smp-kernel-related problem. However, no effect whatsoever.

No installation problems at all when using Redhat 9 !!!

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