|Summary:||Linux not recognizing a minidisk any size other than 1000 cylinders.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Mike Gahagan <mgahagan>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-04-30 17:54:53 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Mike Gahagan 2003-04-08 17:25:32 UTC
Description of problem: More info to follow, This is from IT# 18332 Summary: 231892 - 1000 cylinders per disk Opened By: erondolo Assigned To: firstname.lastname@example.org Severity: High Red Hat Linux for S/390 (Basic) Customer 468961 We have been defining a number of RED Hat Machines under VM on an S390 box. The problem we seem to run into is that unless we define a disk with 1000 cylinders the RH linux software doesn't recognize it. This is a big waste of space. Did you know that this bug existed and do you have a fix for it. Thanks ****** EVENT ****** Hello, I am not aware of any sort of bug relating to a dasd having to be exactly 1000 cylinders, I have looked over a few of our internal VM's for testing and a number of them are using dasd of sizes not exactly set at 1000 cylinders. Please forward me the following information: What is the exact error message you receive and where is it coming from? i.e. are you getting errors from the installer or prior to starting it? Which release are you using? (/etc/redhat-release on an already installed system or you can look at the initial startup screen in the installer) Output from any virtual terminals or logs related to this. What installation method is being used? (local media, NFS, FTP etc.) How are you partitioning the dasd you are providing to the linux OS. ****** EVENT ****** let me clear this up a bit. We try to create a mdisk on vm with less than 1000 cycls and Linux would not recongize it. We tried 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 they did no work, then 1000 and it work. There is is no error message, it just doesn't mount on linux. We discovered this when we were doing the install with your techie. We think this is a bug. Try defining 100 minidisk on VM. ipl 292 and see if it show up. Thanks for your support. Status set to: Waiting on Tech ****** EVENT ****** We currently have 2 S/390 releases, please let me know which you are using (see previous event in the ticket) Is the Red Hat Linux instance already installed and you are attempting to give it additional storage by defining a minidisk inside of the VM and subsequently booting the linux instance then attempting to use the new minidisk by running fdasd on it and then running mke2fs to put a filesystem on it? Or have you defined minidisk storage in VM and are attempting to install to it? If you are installing for the first time, is the install program starting when you start the loader (after the ipl)? It is very ususual that you are not getting any error messages anywhere when this is happening, it is possible that there might be some error messages that are overlooked? Please give us the details of the hardware of this system. If you can get me the name of the Red Hat consultant that helped you set this up let me know, its likely I can get some information about this from him. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual results: Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2003-04-11 21:27:28 UTC
It looks like you're hitting a bug?? in e2fsutils. Partitions with less than 512MB will be formatted with blocksize 1024. As far as my testing shows, only blocksize 4096 is supported. Please format your partition with 'mke2fs -b 4096' and don't rely on the default setting. Please close the bug if this fixes the problem.
Comment 2 Mike Gahagan 2003-04-11 21:38:26 UTC
Right now, it appears that Linux doesn't even see the device, so there is nothing to mke2fs. More info should follow early next week.
Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2003-04-16 08:51:02 UTC
Any news here ? Btw, the report isn't really clear about what's wrong. There is: - it just doesn't mount on linux (that's the mke2fs bug) - Linux would not recognize it Which one is true ? Does 'cat /proc/dasd/devices' show the new device ? Did they format it at all ? With dasdfmt AND mke2fs ? How did they format it ? dasdfmt -d cdl or dasdfmt -d ldl ?
Comment 4 Karsten Hopp 2003-04-30 08:43:35 UTC
can we close this report ?
Comment 5 Mike Gahagan 2003-04-30 17:54:53 UTC
I haven't heard anything from the client in over 3 weeks now.. closing as NOTABUG