Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 14:37 -0400
Subject: [RHBA-2000:093-01] Fix for systems with more than one
Compaq Smart Array Controller
Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory
Synopsis: Fix for systems with more than one Compaq Smart Array Controller
Advisory ID: RHBA-2000:093-01
Issue date: 2000-10-25
Updated on: 2000-10-25
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: anaconda setup installer Compaq smart array
Cross references: N/A
New installer update disk is available to correct an issue with
systems which contained more than one Compaq Smart Array controller
which would cause drives on the second (and above) controller to
not be available during the install process.
This update is not required for systems which do not contain
more than one Compaq Smarrt Array controller.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386
3. Problem description:
An anaconda update disk is now available which addresses the
1) On a system with more than one Compaq Smart Array controller,
the device node for the second and above controller was being
created with an incorrect major number. This caused drives on these
controllers to be inaccessible.
In addition, you will need to make a floppy disk from:
A pointer to the online documentation is provided in the References
section of this advisory.
(Note: you only need one of the boot images; users installing
from CD will only need boot-20000407.img)
When booting into the anaconda installation program, type "linux
updates" at the boot prompt, followed by any other installation
options which are required (such as "expert" or "text" or "ks").
The installation process will prompt you to insert the updates disk
when it is required, and the install will then proceed as
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