[WBEL-users] Stop the Hardware Check
Wed, 22 Sep 2004 11:33:20 -0400
> In the lab, we usually turn ogg the USB on the 1600/1850 line, and
> that helps with a lot of OS installs. Something in the CPQ USB stuff
> fools the HW detection. The NCR/LSI SCSI shoudl go in fine; never
> had a problem with it, not in every RH since 6.0.
> Lemme know if you can turn off the uSB, and if it affects it at all.
> - bish
> John Hinton wrote:
First, I only started hitting this issue with RH 7.3 I think?... for
sure not 7.2 and it might have been rh8 or rh9 where it started? To get
around it once, I did the install on a 3000R and moved the drives to the
1850 and that worked!! :) mother of invention.......
In SmartStart (5.1), there are no references to USB as this machine has
no USB (maybe a later SmartStart would have the option?). I have updated
to the latest BIOS on this machine. Previously, on other 1850s, I had
always done the install with linux nousb, and the install worked. This
is however a dual 600 1850 with Ultra 2 scsi, which makes it one of the
last made and I kept hitting snags.
I also did linux nousb nousbstorage and again the install went fine...
but the system first would hang on kudzu during first boot... turned off
kudzu via single mode and it hung just after detecting the mouse on
startup. I also noticed that during startup, there was a lot of USB
stuff being loaded... one area showed failure and it went by fast on the
screen, but in the many reboots it seemed to refer to USB storage.
On first bootup, it also loaded USB keyboard and mouse, even though I
had done the linux nousb install. So, it seems that this switch only
works through the installation OS loadup, but does not actually affect
what gets installed or configured.
So, since I had no SCSI devices on the two onboard SCSI ports, I figured
what the heck and turned them off.... Everything worked fine from there.
I wish I had tried an install without the nousb, but I bet it would have
worked after turning these off. Also, 'IF' there were devices on these
ports, I bet it would have correctly identified them as drives and not
had snags. I do have another one of these units to set up, except it is
a bit older as it is a dual 550, but will try some things with it.
Anyway... seems I was the first to discover the nousb thing some time
back on bugzilla.. and reported the cure to after redhat could come up
with nothing... and have been just happily doing the installs... and
then... boom!! This 'newest' to me box suddenly had all sorts of problems.
Hope this was a good answer to your question. Perhaps you have some
input about later versions of SmartStart?