Hello, Im installing Linux in a Power 6 520 server Lpar with FC card
8 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter (FC 5735) NPIV But the installation program could not find any hard disk for the installation.
I try to install AIX 6.1 on the same Lpar and I see the 30 Gb disk from the SAN.
The storage is a IBM DS 3400.
Any help would be apreciated.
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3 replies Latest Post - 2009-08-03T21:08:37Z by Brian_King
Pinned topic SLES 10 Sp2 could not find find disk for installation
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Updated on 2009-08-03T21:08:37Z at 2009-08-03T21:08:37Z by Brian_King
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Re: SLES 10 Sp2 could not find find disk for installation2009-07-29T21:40:14Z in response to ffrosYou should see the disk during install as both SLES 10 SP2 and the FC 5735 adapter should support this configuration for install:
Some troubleshooting is needed. Boot to SLES10SP2 installer adding startshell=1 as one of the options and it should provide you a shell. See if you can gather the following information:
1. Does the adapter driver load?
2. Does the link come up?
3. Does the adapter see the storage, but no luns?
Brian_King 120000K4SY20 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: SLES 10 Sp2 could not find find disk for installation2009-08-03T21:08:37Z in response to ffrosI notice NPIV is mentioned in the initial post. The 5735 is supported in SLES 10 SP2 in dedicated mode only. If the FC adapter is assigned to the VIOS and you are using NPIV, that configuration is not supported in SLES 10 SP2, since the required driver, ibmvfc, is not included in SP2. SLES 11 is the only Linux release that currently has this support.