Cannot mount both floppy and USB keys using IMM remote control on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4


RETAIN tip: H206929


Users cannot mount both 'floppy' and 'USB key' using the Integrated Management Module (IMM) Remote Control feature on the server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4) update 8x64.

Affected configurations

The system is configured with at least one of the following:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, any update
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, any update

This tip is not system specific.

This tip is not option specific.

Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.

Please see the compatibility page for more information:


  1. Add the following entry to the '/etc/modules.conf' file:

      options scsi_mod max_luns=255
  2. Check the kernel name under the directory /start. For example, initrd-2.4.21-4.EL.img.
  3. Rename the kernel name to initrd-2.4.21-3.EL_orig.img.
  4. Create a new 'initrd' image by issuing the following command:

      /sbin/mkinitrd /start/initrd-2.4.21-4.EL.img 2.4.21-4.EL.
  5. Restart the server.

Additional information

For additional information, see RETAIN Tip H19924 (MIGR-5071320).

The default configuration of RHEL3 and RHEL4 does not support multiple Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs).

Applicable countries and regions


Document id:  MIGR-5091800
Last modified:  2012-11-01
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