Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Fix for systems with more than one Compaq Smart Array Controller

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 14:37 -0400
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
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

1. Topic:

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
following problem:

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.

4. Solution:

The updated bootdisk from bug fix http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2000010-01.html
is required to use this update disk.

The boot diskettes shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.2 Intel do not
support anaconda updates. Booting from CDROM will not allow the
updates disk to be used.

Follow the instructions in Red Hat Linux Installation Guide to
make a floppy boot disk from one of the following files located


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

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
for more info):

11304 – All nodes in /tmp/ida have same Major Number (72).

6. RPMs required:






7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

535f6374811ddee3bd53f0cfdce4f36e boot-20000407.img
a764dbba1c8f4129c609ff70777733c3 bootnet-20000407.img
a6254da754d1e2f9df9e0a4dc2df1fa4 pcmcia-20000407.img
46bb94c28a5f98c186eab36cdf2c48c6 update-disk-20001025.img

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our
key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm –checksig <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the
following command:
rpm –checksig –nogpg <filename>

8. References:


Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.

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