Bug 157486 - Anaconda crahses on selecting a DMX1000 array LUN for installation
Anaconda crahses on selecting a DMX1000 array LUN for installation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Tom Coughlan
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-05-11 19:01 EDT by Nick Amiri
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:08 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Anaconda crash dump file (81.59 KB, text/plain)
2005-05-11 19:46 EDT, Nick Amiri
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fix HDIO_GETGEO (682 bytes, patch)
2005-05-24 09:57 EDT, Tom Coughlan
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Description Nick Amiri 2005-05-11 19:01:22 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

Description of problem:
This problem is reproducible only when you boot from SAN storage Array EMC DMX1000 with 8 or more luns and Qlogic HBA.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Disconnect all loval disks from the system
2.Configure multiple luns (8 or more) on EMC DMX1000 Array
3.Make sure that the FC HBA can see all the luns. 
4.Start RHEL4 installation and choose graphic mode.
5.Select 'next' then select English as language twice.
6.Select to Mannually partition disks
7.select the disk and continue

Actual Results:  Anaconda will crash at this point. Reproducible every singel time.

Expected Results:  Installation should continue with creating partition on the selected disk.

Additional info:

See attached anaconda dump file.
Comment 1 Nick Amiri 2005-05-11 19:46:23 EDT
Created attachment 114269 [details]
Anaconda crash dump file
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-16 16:31:02 EDT
How big is the disk being exported by the EMC array?
Comment 6 Nick Amiri 2005-05-16 21:22:05 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> How big is the disk being exported by the EMC array?

The Disk form the EMC array is 40GB. However, there are a bunch of other disks 
present on the array. The largest one is 40GB, there are other 8GB and 1GB 
disks. There are also some controller read-only devices which are only a few 
I can install the OS using the text-only mode intallation, but anaconda (gui-
mode) crashes.
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-18 21:30:37 EDT
GB or TB?
Comment 8 Nick Amiri 2005-05-19 17:14:03 EDT
GB it is.
Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-23 11:20:09 EDT
Kernel is exporting one of cylinders, heads or sectors as zero which is bogus.
Comment 10 Tom Coughlan 2005-05-24 09:57:13 EDT
Created attachment 114773 [details]

This is a proposed patch to fix the problem. Can you test and see if it fixes
your problem?
Comment 11 Nick Amiri 2005-05-24 15:59:59 EDT
How do I test this patch? I use CDs to install the OS. Please give me 
instructions on how to use this. 
Comment 12 Dave Jones 2005-05-24 20:50:43 EDT
This patch is included in current Fedora builds.

You should be able to burn the boot.iso from

and do a network install to test if it works.

If this patch works out ok, it'll be in RHEL4 U2.
Comment 13 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:08:14 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
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