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RE: Install to local drive instead of a fibre attached SAN



On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 16:08 -0400, Beamon, John wrote:

> That helped.  I didn't have the terms to search for.  There's a
> boot option "nostorage" that will skip disk drivers.  You then
> put "device scsi qla2300" to load only Qlogic as "/dev/sda" or
> "device scsi qla2300:mptscsih" to load both Qlogic and mptbase
> cards.  I do NOT find that this method allows you to specify
> Qlogic as "/dev/sdb" or "/dev/sda" in a two-controller list.
> 
> I also stumbled across a native kickstart boot option "latefcload",
> which loads fibre channel drivers last among all scsi modules.
> This is a good basic way to install the OS on local drives without
> having to worry about nuking an attached SAN volume.
> 
  i wish i had found that information about a year and a half
ago.  on that project i ended up hacking the initrd.img and
stage2.img so the HBA drivers weren't loaded during kickstart.
i take it you had success with "latefcload"?

chris


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