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Re: RHEL3 update 3 and scsi_hostadapter



I faced the same problem with a Dell 2550 with two raid adapters. You
can pass a noprobe option to the boot kernel and create a initrd.img
that has the scsi adapters in the proper order.

Ron

On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 12:37, James_Martin ao uscourts gov wrote:
> I had the same problem.. what I ended up doing was disconnected the 
> external storage cabinet during the build.. But this sounds more like a 
> bug than anything else.  File it with Red Hat.
> 
> James S. Martin, RHCE
> Contractor
> Administrative Office of the United States Courts
> Washington, DC
> (202) 502-2394
> 
> kickstart-list-bounces redhat com wrote on 10/12/2004 06:09:36 PM:
> 
> > Be careful when building via kickstart with RHEL3 and update 3, if
> > you have multiple scsi_hostadapters.  Whichever adapter the PCI scan
> > sees first will be aliased to scsi_hostadapter in modprobe.conf.
> > 
> > Here's what happended to me...
> > 
> > I ran my normal kickstart scripts on a Compaq server with a cpqarray
> > scsi_hostadapter and a lpfc scsi_hostadapter.  The cpqarray is, of
> > course, the Compaq local SCSI array, and lpfc is the driver for the
> > Emulex HBA fibre card.
> > 
> > Using RHEL3 update 3, the lpfc driver is detected right out of the
> > box (good), and on this server it was detected *before* the local 
> cpqarray
> > driver (bad).  In my kickstart scripts I have "clearpart --all", and 
> since
> > the SAN drive was detected first, the SAN drive was wiped clean, and a
> > new OS was installed on the SAN -- not *at all* what I wanted.
> > 
> > So, I'm open to suggestions as to an elagant way to create a kickstart
> > install that forces the order of the scsi_hostadapters.
> > 
> > Jason
> > 
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