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Bug#408636: marked as done (linux-image: SCSI drives inaccessible to parted or any installation tool)

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Package: linux-image
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

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On an older Asus K7V server with a PCI Buslogic BT-958 SCSI card, the Ubuntu
Feisty Fawn Herd 2 Live CD's kernel fails to properly load the BusLogic module
to enable mounting or configuration of any SCSI drives attached to the card.

In contrast, Mandriva 2007 Free and Knoppix 4 & 5 all work properly with the
SCSI controller and disks.

This has been a problem with both Ubuntu and Debian for the past 2 years
(Dapper, Edgy, Feisty; SID, and pre-SID unstable).  Mandriva has worked with
this card and drives since at least Mandrake 9.0.  But since moving to Ubuntu
on other boxes, I'm very eager to move this box to Ubuntu too.  SuSE's 10.x 
CD also fails to see these drives properly.

From what I've been able to research, other reports point to the BusLogic 
module only working correctly when it's built into the kernel, rather than
being loaded as a loadable external module.  As provided with Ubuntu, the 
SCSI bus seems to be reset at least twice by the kernel during startup, and
I'm not sure I see this with Mandriva or Knoppix.

The KDE Control Center's Disk & Filesystem settings shows two 18Gb SCSI disks, 
MAG3182MP and DNES-318350W, which are detected by Ubuntu - but fail to show
partitions.  They appear as sdb and sdc.  These disks have partitions in 
formats, but Ubuntu kernel can't see them.  "cfdisk /dev/sdb" and QTparted
(and Gparted) are unable to operate on the disks for formatting or 
in any way.  This is not a sudo issue.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers edgy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'edgy-updates'), (500, 'edgy-security'), (500, 'edgy')
Architecture: i386 (x86)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-10-generic
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

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no dmesg provided

nor any futher requested info

please test against latest testing images and if those don't work


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