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[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

   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

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

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


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 normal.

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:


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