Bug 13538 - Installer limit on number of drives supported
Summary: Installer limit on number of drives supported
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-06 16:32 UTC by Becky Miller
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-26 19:56:25 UTC
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Description Becky Miller 2000-07-06 16:32:07 UTC
On gui or text install of Winston beta 2, with 20 drives attached (in this 
case 2 drives on internal SCSI and 18 in two hendrix connected to 39160 
installing on a diamond)...installer reports:
"You have more drives than this program supports. Please use the standard 
fdisk program to setup your drives and please notify Redhat software that 
you saw this message."
Upon hitting OK to this message and error occurs stating:
"Traceback (inntermost last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 423, in?
Intf.run "todo, test=test"
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py, line 297, in run selficw.run()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py, line 639, in run main loop()
File "/usr/lib/python/.S/site-packages/gtk.py" line 2554, in 
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py" line 125 in_call_ret=apply
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 373, in next clicked 
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/installpath_gui.py", line 133, in getnext 
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 915, in_init_progress Window, 
ignore removable, protected.expert)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 877, 
in_init_self.ddruid=self.create druid
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 839, in create druid 
self.readonly, ignore bad drives, self.expert
Type error: list of strings

The same message about unsupported number of drives is given in RH 6.2. 
However there is no error after receiving the message as in 7.0.

The related DFCT numbers as they occur in 6.2 are DFCT 15366.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-06 23:09:48 UTC
The number of supported drives has been bumped to 64 in the internal development

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2000-07-26 19:56:07 UTC
This is still a problem, fixed in anaconda.  Final fix will need to be done to

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-08 04:32:56 UTC
Will be fixed in next kudzu build. I believe it
will start failing after 675 drives... (what
does come after sdzz?)

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