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[bugs #8900] grub-install cannot handle Compaq/HP SmartArrays and System

From: Mark Seger
Subject: [bugs #8900] grub-install cannot handle Compaq/HP SmartArrays and SystemConfigurator
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 07:49:17 -0400
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[bugs #8900] Full Item Snapshot:

URL: <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=8900>
Project: GNU GRUB
Submitted by: Mark Seger
On: Wed 05/12/04 at 11:43

Category:  Disk &amp; Partition
Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Software Error
Resolution:  None
Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Mark Seger
Originator Email:  address@hidden
Status:  Open
Release:  0.93
Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  

Summary:  grub-install cannot handle Compaq/HP SmartArrays and 

Original Submission:  I'm told that the disk naming convention of 
...discX/partY is common to multiple linux environments and that's why 
SystemConfigurator uses it even though RedHat (where I'm running) doesn't.  
When using SmartArray controllers, disks therefore get named something like 
/dev/cciss/disc0/part1 and the parsing of this fails in the convert() function, 
where the  variable tmp_part is being determined.  It's only looking for 
strings start contain disk/partX and this fails because there is no disk 
number.  I've implemented a patch that remaps devices from that format back to 
/dev/cciss/c0d0 which in fact is what's stored in device.map.  I've entered a 
previous bug in which I cannot allow grub to generate its own device map 
because it comes up without disks in it.

So, the real answer is to probably address both problems together.

Since not everyone has access to machines with these controllers I'll be more 
than happy to provice any assistence/testing as needed.

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Date: Wed 05/12/04 at 11:43  Name: grub-install  Size: 13KB   By: seger
a patched version of grub-install (with some extra echo statements for 

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