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Bug 87751 - Rearrange /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to enable firewire hard disks
Summary: Rearrange /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to enable firewire hard disks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-02 01:52 UTC by Blair Zajac
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: FC3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-30 18:37:42 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Move firewire initialization sooner in the script (deleted)
2003-04-02 01:54 UTC, Blair Zajac
no flags Details | Diff

Description Blair Zajac 2003-04-02 01:52:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
Just set up a new RedHat 9 box with an attached 200 Gbyte Maxtor
Firewire hard drive which I installed an ext3 filesystem to.

To get the filesystem to mount at boot time, I had to have the kernel
load the firewire drivers before any of the S* scripts started.

I found that I could get the firewire/SCSI modules loaded by adding

insmod ieee1394
insmod ohci1394
insmod sbp2

before the mounting and fsck portion /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.  However,
moving up the firewire portion of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit also worked.

Patch coming up in a second.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach a Firewire drive to a RedHat 9 box.
2. Run insmod ieee1394; insmod ohci1394; insmod sbp2
3. Run fdisk and put ext3 on it.
4. Add an /etc/fstab entry for the device.
5. Reboot.

The system won't boot.

Actual Results:  System won't boot with a Firewire filesystem.

Expected Results:  Boot just fine.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Blair Zajac 2003-04-02 01:54:49 UTC
Created attachment 90825 [details]
Move firewire initialization sooner in the script

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-30 18:37:42 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

This should be fixed on current releases that load hardware modules at startup.

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