Bug 197418

Summary: Fedora install refuses to recognize external firewire hard drive as install target
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. <bsder>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. 2006-07-01 01:37:46 EDT
Fedora installer refuses to recognize an external firewire drive as an install
target.

The drive appears in dmesg as recognized (/dev/sda1), but the appropriate
entries for /dev/sda are not created in /dev.

This failure is present in Fedora Core 5 as well.

External USB drives, however, are recognized and configured on /dev/sda when
present.
Comment 1 Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. 2006-07-01 01:39:09 EDT
Aside: this same drive is easily recognized as an install target by both Ubuntu
Dapper Drake and SuSE 10.1.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-07-03 23:46:08 EDT
This should fixed up post-test1
Comment 3 Alex Kanavin 2006-09-15 05:55:48 EDT
I just tried to install FC6t3, and it's not fixed. The kernel sees the drive just fine and loads the necessary 
drivers, but it does not show up in the list of drives to install to. I'm using an Apple Powerbook. If I attach 
that same drive over USB, then everything works fine.