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bug #8899: Failure to populate device.map for Compaq/HP Smart Array

Submitted by:  Mark Seger <seger>
Submitted on:  Wed 12 May 2004 11:23:59 AM UTC
Category:  Disk & Partition Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Mark Seger
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  0.93
Release:  * None Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None
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Sat 15 Dec 2007 12:50:59 PM UTC, comment #3: 

We've moved to GRUB 2 as a development platform. Please can you check if this bug still applies there, and if it does, reopen it?


Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Wed 26 Jan 2005 06:02:51 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This also worked for me, with one exception.  Entering (hd0) /dev/cciss/c0d0 in the devices.map did not work.  What worked was to run "device (hd0) /dev/cciss/c0d0" at the grub prompt before running the two commands you gave.

Mon 26 Jul 2004 01:59:58 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Patch to allow grub to populate the devicemap with
cciss devices. Should apply to today's CVS code
(26th July 2004).

-- Horms

Horms <horms>
Wed 12 May 2004 11:23:59 AM UTC, original submission:  

When requesting grub to populate a new device.map via --device-map=file (where file doesn't exist) or via grub-install --recheck, grub does not make any entries for SmartArray devices, specifically those with names such as /dev/cciss/c0d0.  Rather, device.map is populated only with an entry for (fd0).

However, the device.map that is generated by anaconda on RH (I've only tested this so far with 9.0), is valid and contains and entry for
(hd0)  /dev/cciss/c0d0
using that device.map it IS possible to install grub via the commands
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
however it is NOT possible to set up via grub-install because of a bug (I'll enter separately) that prevents it from working with SmartArrays as well.

Mark Seger <seger>


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file #1591:  grub-cvs.200407260-cciss.patch added by horms (2KiB - application/octet-stream - Patch to detect cciss)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-12-15 robertmh Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2004-07-26 horms Attached File- => Added grub-cvs.200407260-cciss.patch, #1524

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