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Re: FC6t2 Anaconda/installer bug with dd: loads wrong module



On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 01:02:23PM -0700, Ravi Anand wrote:
> >"modules.alias" is now required file, and "pcitable" is not used anymore.
> Nice to know. I guess keeping it backward compatible is going
> to save a lot of headache for other people. Or  anacoda
> is modified to let user know that this dd kit
> is using old format which is not supported anymore.
> For new format the requirement is to use module.alias instead of pcitable.
> 
> Basically some notification to let user know what's wrong with their ddkit.
>

This driver disk bug is now fixed in anaconda cvs, see comment #18:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195899

- Pasi
 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com on behalf of Pasi Kärkkäinen
> Sent: Thu 9/14/2006 2:01 AM
> To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: FC6t2 Anaconda/installer bug with dd: loads wrong module
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> Problem solved.. 
> 
> Driver disk format has changed since RHEL4. 
> FC5 and FC6 (and upcoming RHEL5) are using the new format.
> 
> "modules.alias" is now required file, and "pcitable" is not used anymore.
> 
> The checks for these files are broken in FC6 test2, but will be hopefully
> fixed in the later versions. 
> 
> So if you don't have "pcitable" file installer/anaconda will tell you the driver 
> disk is broken.. but that file is not used anymore, the check is bogus. Also the 
> installer does not check the existence of "modules.alias", which is a required file 
> now.. if that file is missing, the driver disk will _not_ be loaded. 
> 
> Jeremy Katz from Redhat helped to solve this problem.
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> Hopefully the documentation for FC6/RHEL5 will be updated with this new
> information/format. 
> 
> - Pasi
> 
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 08:34:31PM +0300, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I'm using IBM Blade servers with Qlogic qla4xxx iSCSI HBA adapters.
> > 
> > Fedora Core kernels don't include the qla4xxx driver for these HBAs. 
> > 
> > I've made my own custom driver disk (dd) images for FC6 test2 [1], but can't get 
> > these images to work. Same kind of custom made dd images work well in RHEL4.. so
> > something has changed with the driver disk support, I just can't figure out what.
> > 
> > The problem seems to be that fedora installer (anaconda) loads wrong
> > module.. for some unknown reason it loads tg3 module instead of qla4xxx. See
> > screenshots [2].
> > 
> > If I load the cd/floppy dd-images over http, then the installer won't load
> > anything.. and just gives error: "no devices of the appropriate type were
> > found on this driver disk". In this case the tg3 is already loaded..
> > 
> > My driver disk (dd) images [1] look like 100% OK to me.. PCI IDs are double
> > checked. In fact all the files containing PCI IDs are the same as in RHEL4
> > dd images (which work OK). I've also checked the "official" qla4xxx dd
> > images for RHEL4 by Qlogic. My images look like the same (except that the
> > modules are compiled for FC kernels - of course).
> > 
> > Ravi Anand from Qlogic also checked out my dd image, and said it looks
> > correct. 
> > 
> > I had the same issue with FC5 also.. 
> > 
> > So, what has changed after RHEL4 in the driver disk handling? 
> > I think it Would be quite important to get this working for final FC6.. and RHEL5.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > [1] http://pasik.reaktio.net/fc-dd/
> > [2] http://pasik.reaktio.net/fc-dd/problem_screenshots/
> > 
> > -- Pasi
> > 


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