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Old 06-29-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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Smile Failures installing Fedora Core 5 on HP Lxr8500

Hello everybody,

I'm trying to install Fedora Core 5 on a HP Lxr8500. This server have 2 disks in Raid 1 with Megaraid driver. But the installation fails, it doesn't show the partitioner.

I reboot the server and try again selecting the driver manually but it fails again. The installation show the following Message:

"Error Opening /dev/sda: No such device or address"

So it maybe a Fedora installation failure... because i try to make it with other distributions and it makes install great... So what it wrong with Fedora ???

Old 06-30-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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I found this.... and as they say.. I cannot Megaraid_mbox does not support my type of hardware anymore.. I deploy the information for everyone who wants to know..

The kernel shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (in this case Fedora 5) includes the new
megaraid_mbox driver from LSI Logic, which replaces the megaraid driver.
The megaraid_mbox driver has an improved design, is compatible with the
2.6 kernel, and includes support for the latest hardware. However,
megaraid_mbox does not support some of the older hardware that was
supported by the megaraid driver.

Adapters with the following PCI vendor ID and device ID pairs are not
supported by the megaraid_mbox driver:

vendor, device

0x101E, 0x9010
0x101E, 0x9060
0x8086, 0x1960

The lspci -n command can be used to display the IDs for adapters
installed in a particular machine. Products with these IDs are known by
(but not limited to) the following model names:

* Dell PERC (dual-channel fast/wide SCSI) RAID controller

* Dell PERC2/SC (single-channel Ultra SCSI) RAID controller

* Dell PERC2/DC (dual-channel Ultra SCSI) RAID controller

* Dell CERC (four-channel ATA/100) RAID controller

* MegaRAID 428

* MegaRAID 466

* MegaRAID Express 500

* HP NetRAID 3Si and 1M

Both Dell and LSI Logic have indicated that they no longer support these
models in the 2.6 kernel. As a result, these adapters are not supported
in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

and advise if your megaraid controller is one of these listed - I may be
able to point you to a work around.
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Hello Lenux78, i'm using a dell poweredge 4400 and I think this contains the older megaraid device, i am trying to install fedora core 5 and when I select megaraid_mbox driver the install / system just hangs, could you point me to a way around this, thanks brodie.
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it's maybe your type of hardware is not supported anymore... I'm not an expert in that but maybe i can help you...

one thing that i did was:

1) lspci : this gave me the output of the hardware that i'm looking for: for example:

00:04.0 RAID bus controller: American Megatrends Inc. MegaRAID (rev 20)

2) then i did lspci -n to see it in details like the page above and i found this:

00:04.0 Class 0104: 101e:1960 (rev 20)

As you can see my vendor is 101e and my device is 1960. There are both old and there are not supported by new versions. You must to install an old version of linux or distributions that have 2.4 kernel versions like debian or others

I'm affraid that if you have a megaraid hardware there is no other way to this because the raid is controlled by hardware not by software and in this case it's necesary to give it the right driver.



Old 11-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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(sorry for my bad english)

1) at boot :
press [F2]

2) write :
linux noprobe

3) when it ask "driver ..."
add device
select "Megaraid" AND NOT "Megaraid_mbox"

and don't forget:
select your network driver
or others important drivers

4) continue your normal installation

it's ok for Fedora core 4 (kernel 2.6) on HP LC2000 U3
RAID bus controller: American Megatrends Inc. MegaRAID (rev 20)



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