Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130541
FAT32 formatted MO disk in /dev/sdb crashes installer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
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Description of problem:
Installation of FC2 exits abnormally on a Dual Pentium Pro PR440FX
SCSI only system when a FAT32 formatted media is present in the
installed Fujitsu MCE 3064SS MO drive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert FAT32 formatted media into MO drive.
2. Boot system from FC2 boot CD.
3. Pursue installation until installer exits.
Actual Results: Installer issues "install exited abnormally" and
terminates the installation procedure.
Expected Results: Installation procedure should continue without
The boot CD drive is mapped onto /dev/scd0, the MO drive onto
/dev/sdb. Application of available install options like "text",
"noprobe", etc. and combinations hereof do not change the unfavourable
Switching to /dev/tty4 reveals complaints about a non-ISO9660 media
present in /dev/sdb. Removal of the media from the MO drive hereafter
allowed to install FC2 without any further problem.
No failure of this kind was observed during a prior installation of
FC3 test 1 although the MO disk was present then, too.
If you switch to tty2 and run 'python -c "import kudzu; print
kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_CDROM, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, 0)"' what do you get
Ok, switching between virtual consoles back and forth is still
possible after the termination notification and rebooting via
ctrl-alt-del, too. But after switching to tty2, the keyboard seems to
be stuck. Well, at least, there is no alphnumerical output on the
screen. Any clue how to get around this problem?
Does this still happen with fc4 test?
No, because as mentioned in my original bug report, this issue was already gone
as of FC3T1.
Oh, even better. Almost certainly an artifact of the early-ish 2.6 kernel
shipped in fc2 then.