Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90394
Driver Disk being rejected as invalid
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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
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
Error: The floppy disk you inserted is not a valid driver disk for this release
of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server.
acceptance of driver in order for installer to gain hard disk access
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 !!!