Bug 236481

Summary: skip 'flash' bootloader partition of PS3 storage.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Woodhouse <dwmw2>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
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Description David Woodhouse 2007-04-14 22:58:57 UTC
The PS3 has an unpartitioned SCSI 'disk', usually /dev/sdb, which contains the
bootloader and information shared with Game OS. The installer currently reports
that it does not contain a valid partition table and offers to initialise it. It
would be good to automatically skip it.

The device in question appears as 'Direct-Access-RBC' in /proc/scsi/scsi -- the
type in /sys/block/sdb/device/type is '14'. That's how the Sony tools check for
it when they want to access it.

Vendor and Model reported in /proc/scsi/scsi are 'SCEI' and 'Flash-5' resp., if
those are a better way to identify it. They appear in
/sys/block/$dev/device/{vendor,model}

Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 16:17:19 UTC
Created attachment 152651 [details]
patch

Here's a hack which works. Someone who actually understands python could surely
do a lot better.

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 16:18:57 UTC
Oops, I meant to drop the EARLY_SWAP_RAM hunk, but it's not as if you were going
to use the patch as-is anyway, so I'll not file an updated patch.

Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2007-04-17 14:50:28 UTC
Blacklist as we do with iSeries is better fix, commited.

>>> peddev = parted.PedDevice.get("/dev/sdb")
>>> peddev.model
'SCEI Flash-5'