Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157486
Anaconda crahses on selecting a DMX1000 array LUN for installation
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:08:14 EDT
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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):
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.
See attached anaconda dump file.
Created attachment 114269 [details]
Anaconda crash dump file
How big is the disk being exported by the EMC array?
(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-
GB or TB?
GB it is.
Kernel is exporting one of cylinders, heads or sectors as zero which is bogus.
Created attachment 114773 [details]
This is a proposed patch to fix the problem. Can you test and see if it fixes
How do I test this patch? I use CDs to install the OS. Please give me
instructions on how to use this.
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.
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