Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118881
Harddrive install fails since anaconda ignores source drive
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to do a harddrive install, from a dvd-sized .iso on a sata
drive (sata_promise so should be /dev/sda3), boot.iso (from the 19th)
the installer doesn't find any drives to install from, just
offers the option of using a driver disk. The correct modules
do get loaded (now that modules.pcimap is ok)
When looking at the debug messages, the installer does
"see" them, but marks them as ignore. The messages in question were
hda: "WDC WD1200JB-00EVA0" ... ignore ... (the drive I want to install
to, consists of an totally unconfigured partition of type Linux LVM)
sda: "Maxtor 6Y120M0" ... ignore ... (the drive I want to install from)
(hopefully enough for you to figure out what I'm talking about,
I can write down the exact messages if necessary)
Could be related to #116537, it's hard to know whether
it's a matter of device nodes getting created or not since there's no
shell, so I filed this as a separate bug and added a dependancy instead.
Fixed in CVS
Didn't seem to work with boot.iso from the 26th...
New anaconda hasn't been pushed since then.
*** Bug 119349 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug has been dupicated on a sony laptop, model pcg-tra2 with an ide
fujitsu harddrive. using the boot images provided in (the md5sum
verified) FC2-test2-binary-i386-disc1.iso 's /isolinux directory,
(downloaded from duke university LUG on 29 March 2004 16:00h EST) and
attempting a harddrive installation. Selection of harddrive-install
method caused anaconda to prompt for drivers for the harddrive (none
of which work). anaconda was booted with and without the askmethod
option, as well as with and without hda=ide as a parameter, with no joy.
debug logs of anaconda indicate that the harddrive is being found
successfully, then flagged as ignored.
bug priority marked high because it prevents booting. Anectodal
evidence of similar failures for attempted CD and Network installs is
common on fedora-devel mailing list.
i have the same situation as in comment #5 (anaconda brutally ignores
my hard drive (maxtor 80GB something)
is there a workaround for this?
Same here, using boot.img of FC2-test2 the boot section ignores my ATA
Maxtor 80GB (6Y080P0). And when choosing hard-drive install, it claims
no disks found. Hard-drive installation reports the following line to
the ALT-F3 console:
devices is Maxtor 6Y080P0 - hda using ignore (not loaded)
If a new boot.iso is available addressing the problem, please notify
*** Bug 119468 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 119481 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is new breakage with FC2t2. CD boot fails using an Acer 32x
CDrom drive, almost instantaneously, like someone removed a critical
drive-ready timed wait.
I worked around it by inserting the first FC2t1 CD, and switching it
to the correct FC2t2 first CD at the first prompt (hit enter to
proceed with install). After that, it works properly.
note that the method proposed in comment 10 does not function for
hard-drive installations. Using the boot.img provided by FC2-test1
returns an error that the iso's don't match and the installation can't
proceed. The effectiveness of the proposed method is unknown for
other install types (ftp, nfs, etc.)
Since I couldn't get my FC2T2 CD to boot I copied the kernel and
initrd from the CD onto my hard disk and booted using GRUB. Wouldn't
you know it, I now find that anaconda doesn't see my hard disks. I
have two IDE controllers: one on my GA-7VAX motherboard and one PCI.
The first HDD and CD are on the motherboard controller the second
hard disk on the PCI controller.
Created attachment 99014 [details]
dmesg and lspci output
I'm seeing the same thing... is this bug a duplicate of bug #118941 by
chance? Or are they somehow related?
*** Bug 119939 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 120114 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can confirm this on nForce 2 based board (Abit NF7-S 2.0). Drives
are ignored! Doing 'linux expert' and supplying drvblock.img from the
floppy does not work as it contains same drivers as the boot.iso
I also had this problem when trying the pxeboot kernel/initrd from
fc2test2 however the ones available in the current development tree
(dated 040408) correctly detects my hard disk:
My conclusion from this is that it is safe to close this bug as FIXED
(of course the installer barfs on the *iso files contained on the disk
that it just detected, complaining about a version mismatch, so I'm
off wasting blank CD-R's anyway)
Yes, boot.iso in devel tree has been updated and it does detect the
drives correctly, however multimedia mismatch will prevent anyone from
Are you saying replacing initrd and vmlinuz inside the iso will work?
*** Bug 119926 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
How do you build a working boot.iso so it recognizes 1.91 media?
I don't know, I didn't. I think fc2test2 is only installable with the
whole distribution on cdrom or over the network.
Of course it is possible to backport the fix to anaconda that makes it
detect the hard drives to the original fc2test2 bootdisk binaries but
that seems like lots of work thatÂ´s not leading anywhere to me.
Fixed in test3.