Bug 10598 - redhat 6.2 uses zip disk for swap
Summary: redhat 6.2 uses zip disk for swap
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brock Organ
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-04-05 14:52 UTC by Mike Gerdts
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-06-20 22:28:23 UTC

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Description Mike Gerdts 2000-04-05 14:52:30 UTC
I installed Red Hat 6.2 from scratch on a machine that had a zip drive.
During the installation, a disk was in the drive.  Today I found that the
machine was behaving rather poorly and I noticed that my zip disk light was
blinking.  Taking a look at /etc/fstab, I find:

# grep swap /etc/fstab
/dev/hdd1               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

Which is my zip drive.  This symbolic link was set up by the installer (or
some other magic in my system):

ls -ld /dev/zip
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            4 Apr  4 07:49 /dev/zip -> hdd4

During the installation, I booted from the boot.img floppy, initially
selected a custom installation, then clicked back when it started to ask me
about partitioning.  I changed nothing in that druid-- just clicked back.
I then selected the GNOME workstation configuration and had an altogether
uneventful installation process (which is how it should be).

Comment 1 Mike Gerdts 2000-04-05 15:18:59 UTC
See also bug 10599 -- ejecting the zip disk is not a solution either

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-05 16:14:59 UTC
The current workaround is either to manually partition your system, or allow
it to automatically partition but not have a disk in the Zip disk. The second
option seems to give your particular system problems (I have an IDE zip drive
and I haven't had problems installing 6.2 without a disk in the zip drive).

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-04-18 12:03:59 UTC
Definitely something that we might want to add the the features-list for the
next release.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-12 18:46:09 UTC
Should be fixed in latest developmental release - please verify in test lab.

Comment 5 Brock Organ 2000-06-20 22:28:14 UTC
this is fixed for the next release ... removable drives will only appear in disk
druid in expert mode ...

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