work around for loading qlogic fibre channel card firmware in initramfs

James Dinkel jdinkel at
Thu Jun 25 21:34:46 UTC 2009

oops, I also meant to ask, if I submit a bug report, is there any more
hardware or other information I should include other than what I've said in
this list thread?


On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:30 PM, James Dinkel <jdinkel at> wrote:

> Installing multipath did nothing (as I figured).  So I've done a fresh
> install of 9.04 Server and installed all updates.  I rebooted and did 'sudo
> rmmod qla2xxx' and 'sudo modprobe qla2xxx' and thought the SAN disk shows
> up, I can not access it.  fdisk and kpartx both give a read error.  I've
> even tried downloading new firmware files from qlogic with no change.  This
> works just fine in Debian Testing, so I'm thinking this must be a driver
> issue.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  Should I submit a bug report?  I really hope
> this gets fixed before I have to give in and put *yuck* RHEL on this
> machine.
> Brazen
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