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|Summary:||Install from ISO image on HDD fails: failed to resolve '/dev/sdb1'|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Paul W. Frields <stickster>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Chris Lumens <clumens>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||diegobz, dqarras, email.ahmedkamal, gianluca.cecchi, ilyes.gouta, jvonau3, marcus.moeller, pjones, rmaximo, tcallawa, vanmeeuwen+fedora|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2010-04-29 09:12:44 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Paul W. Frields 2009-03-23 21:45:02 EDT
Attached ext3-formatted external Firewire disk, contains F11 Beta RC3 ISO and images/ folder with install.img. Kernel starts, fw disk is sensed correctly. Select lang and keyboard as usual, select "/dev/sdb1" for external disk, and point to correct path for the ISO and images/ folder. Install image loads, X starts, and the following dialog appears: === Unknown Device === The installation source given by device None could not be found. Please check your parameters and try again. The following message appears in tty3: DEBUG: failed to resolve '/dev/sdb1'
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-03-24 10:36:18 EDT
This is because storage is not initialized when we go to look up the device very early in anaconda.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2009-03-24 11:24:45 EDT
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
Comment 3 Paul W. Frields 2009-03-26 17:30:22 EDT
Hrm, used a VM to test this. Two disk devices attached, sda is the system drive and sdb is the storage device containing /Fedora-11-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso (RC5 version) and also /images/install.img. I get the same error, although it happens this time *after* I proceed past the pre-release nag.
Comment 4 Paul W. Frields 2009-03-26 17:42:38 EDT
Confirmed on physical hardware too. This is anaconda-188.8.131.52.
Comment 5 Ahmed Kamal 2009-03-31 19:29:03 EDT
Any suggested work around for this bug ? I wanted to use hard-drive to install the official beta "Fedora-11-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso"
Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2009-04-02 14:47:02 EDT
Okay, this should be fixed for real in the next build of anaconda. Thanks for retesting.
Comment 7 Gianluca Cecchi 2009-04-03 08:55:38 EDT
Same problem for me with x86_64 beta on a dell xps M1330 laptop... sigh ;-( even in f10 beta a problem prevented form installing from hd... sigh Any possibility that starting from a pre-existing fedora system and inserting in its grub.conf updated (so post-beta) isolinux/vmlinuz and isolinux/initr.img for starting installation process, one is able to install using the beta iso? Or what would be the minimalistic approach having the beta iso (x86_64) and wanting to test/install rawhide after beta to both check resolution and test rawhide? Thanks, Gianluca
Comment 8 Gireesh Sreekantan 2009-04-04 14:11:43 EDT
*** Bug 494086 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Tom Horsley 2009-04-04 14:45:11 EDT
Possibly related to this storage rewrite: My initial problem with attempting the hard disk install was very confusing because booting the installer apparently decided that my external USB drive should be /dev/sdb and my 2nd SATA fixed drive should be /dev/sdc. It seemed highly counter-intuitive to have a removable device named prior to a fixed device, and no previous versions of fedora have done this to me. Once I unplugged the USB drive, I was able to get to this bug :-). Not sure if I should report this as a separate bug or not, after all there have never been any actual guarantee of disk ordering, but it is definitely weird.
Comment 10 Jerry Vonau 2009-04-05 12:50:49 EDT
Created attachment 338246 [details] updates.img I created this updates.img using the storage directory and backend.py from anaconda 184.108.40.206-1.src.rpm. I then place this into /images on the usbkey I'm using for the beta isos and it gets picked up and used. I just had to use both a stage2= and repo= at the boot prompt, for this to work
Comment 11 Gianluca Cecchi 2009-04-06 09:42:12 EDT
Created attachment 338330 [details] anaconda.log after using the provided updates.img I confirm that with your updates.img put inside the images directory, I was able to install from hd the beta dvd iso, only passing the option "repo=hd:sda6:/" Well done! Now I have my previous f9 partition filled up with upcoming f11, aside with current f10 into another partition... And thanks! I attach my anaconda.log too, in case it could be useful. In case I have also anaconda-yum.conf program.log storage.log syslog X.log Gianluca
Comment 12 Daniel Qarras 2009-04-13 06:22:30 EDT
> I was able to install from hd the beta dvd iso, only passing the > option "repo=hd:sda6:/" FWIW, also the ability to use UUIDs or labels was added recently (see Bug 488540) which gives some more flexibility, so one could use something like repo=hd:LABEL=INSTALLDISK:/ .
Comment 13 Chris Lumens 2009-05-06 17:23:01 EDT
Thanks for confirming.
Comment 14 Marcus Moeller 2010-04-29 03:55:33 EDT
This problem still exists on RHEL6 Beta. Best Regards Marcus
Comment 15 Chris Lumens 2010-04-29 09:12:44 EDT
Then open a new bug against the RHEL6 product. Please don't take over bugs like this.
Comment 16 Diego Búrigo Zacarão 2010-12-18 09:28:54 EST
I've got this problem with a Fedora-14-x86_64-DVD.iso in a USB stick too. The only difference is that by default it uses UUID (repo=hd:UUID=1212-FF34:/) instead. Changing it to /dev/sdb1 or even dropping the --repo option from the command line and choosing it afterwards doesn't solve the problem either. The USB stick content: [diegobz@rasther usbdisk]$ ll -a * -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 3520802816 Dec 16 23:37 Fedora-14-x86_64-DVD.iso images: total 151684 drwxr-xr-x. 2 diegobz root 4096 Dec 18 12:26 . drwxr-xr-x. 4 diegobz root 4096 Dec 31 1969 .. -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 155316224 Dec 16 19:00 install.img syslinux: total 36344 drwxr-xr-x. 2 diegobz root 4096 Dec 16 23:38 . drwxr-xr-x. 4 diegobz root 4096 Dec 31 1969 .. -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 2048 Dec 16 23:37 boot.cat -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 84 Dec 16 23:37 boot.msg -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 142 Dec 16 23:37 grub.conf -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 32045806 Dec 16 23:38 initrd.img -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 24576 Dec 16 23:38 isolinux.bin -r-xr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 14445 Dec 17 00:44 ldlinux.sys -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 165080 Dec 16 23:38 memtest -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 462737 Dec 16 23:38 splash.jpg -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 69611 Dec 16 23:38 splash.lss -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 1026 Dec 16 23:38 syslinux.cfg -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 462737 Dec 16 23:38 syslinux-vesa-splash.jpg -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 2673 Dec 16 23:38 TRANS.TBL -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 147728 Dec 16 23:38 vesamenu.c32 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 diegobz root 3782016 Dec 16 23:38 vmlinuz Any hint?
Comment 17 Diego Búrigo Zacarão 2010-12-18 09:34:33 EST
Well, the message is a bit different though: "The installation source given by device ['UUID=1212-FF34'] could not be found. Please check your parameter and try again."
Comment 18 Ilyes Gouta 2011-03-06 12:42:19 EST
Hi Diego, I'm also having the same issue with Fedora-14-i386-DVD.iso when transferred into a USB key and attempting to boot and install from there. Where you able to solve your issue? I'm also interested in a solution or a workaround for this bug. Any pointers? Thanks, -Ilyes
Comment 19 Diego Búrigo Zacarão 2011-03-15 12:17:25 EDT
Hey Ilyes, Unfortunately I haven't tried it anymore.