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Re: FC5 and SCSI



On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 22:07 +0100, Aaron Gray wrote:
> Jeff Vian wrote: 
> > On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 16:28 +0100, Aaron Gray wrote:
> >   
> > > Added scsi to grub kernel line, and its not hanging now. Doing a
> > > reinstall did not solve the problem, probably needed to do a "linux
> > > scsi" or something at install startup ???
> > >  
> > > I did not have to do a "scsi" on the startup command line on our SCSI
> > > RAID servers they were fine installing Fedora. Maybe because they boot
> > > on SCSI ???
> > >  
> > > Anyone set me straight on this area ?
> > >     
> > If the scsi module was not previously loaded then the initrd did not
> > know how to configure the new adapters.   Using scsi on the kernel line
> > told it to load the scsi modules.
> > 
> > The servers that had scsi installed when the OS was installed already
> > 'knew' about the modules needed.  A server that did not already have
> > scsi installed would not automatically load the module so you had to
> > tell the kernel scsi was needed.
> > 
> > To fix that you need to make sure the scsi module is loaded either from
> > the kernel line or from a line in modprobe.conf for now. A kernel update
> > done after the scsi module is active should put it into the initrd image
> > and should automatically handle that afterward.
> > 
> >   
> Thanks for the explanation.
> 
> Does that mean if I install Fedora using 'linux scsi' then it will use
> an initrd with scsi drivers installed in the image ?

AFAIK it should.  Maybe someone with experience will chime in, but try
and see. The worst that can happen is it fails again.


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