Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100473
anaconda crashes before fdisk, ide-enclosure-usb
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
while harddisk-installation from an external ide-enclosure-usb
anaconda crashes before fdsik can be run
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. floppy boot
3. german harddisk-install ide-enclosure-usb
Actual Results: crash before fdisk
Expected Results: no crash
later under rh 8.0 (i have no severn-1386-disc3.iso just now)
# mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3
# fsck.ext3 /dev/sda3
e2fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
/dev/sda3: clean, 13/6979584 files, 557361/13948436 blocks
# md5sum -c MD5SUM
Created attachment 93056 [details]
after moving the severn-i386-disc.iso from '/dev/sda3' to '/dev/hdb4'
fdisk (diskdruid) works now, but "sda" is lost :-(
while choosing the severn-iso - partitions "sda*" are shown
but diskdruid shows only "hda" "hdb"
the next brake will be "there is no cd #3"
Do you have any other SCSi drives on the system?
grep "hdd" anacdump.txt
<6> ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe808-0xe80f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
<4>hdd: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-408B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
<4>hdd: attached ide-cdrom driver.
<6>hdd: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, DMA
* trying to mount device hdd
Try adding 'expert' to the boot command line.
We basically throw out USB HD devices in the installer since we don't want
people installing to them (this just causes more trouble later). If you specify
'expert' then we allow them.
BTW - BE SURE to deselect the USB HD from the list of drives that automatic
partitioning uses or it could possibly erase the contents of the USB drive!
"linux expert" ok :-)
the usb-ide-hd sda3 is now available for further hd-iso-installation
while and after the partitioning --> no_crash
your info about the usb-storage-devices should be available via
[F2-Options] or [F3-General]
i choose manual-partitioning,
the new created partition " / hda5"
and the existing "swap"-partition
are selected for formatting, this is ok,
i deselect the swap
--> no problems
Well expert mode has changed its meaning over time, and we've never been
comfortable documenting its behavior. Its there as a 'relief valve' if someone
runs into a problem like you did. It really is not recommended or supported to
create filesystems in anaconda on removable media.