Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155454
Assertion heasds < 256 when installing on Compaq ML350
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
When installing on an 800 MHz Compaq ML350 with 4 18gb SCSI drives, anaconda reports "Assertion Heads < 256 at disk_dos.c:486 in function probe_partion_for_geom() failed. "
Ignoring or cancelling the error causes the install to keep going, though every disk access during partitioning reports the same error. When we finally go off to format partitions, Anaconda crashes with the attached crash dump.
Note: The install loaded the sym53c8xx scsi driver.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install from boot.iso or from disk 1
Actual Results: See description
Expected Results: Well, it should have been able to read these disks. (This system was in service under Win2000, then WinXP for years.)
Created attachment 113411 [details]
Anaconda Dump file
zip contains anacdump.txt
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138419 ***