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Bug 17330 - fails where there are "too many" disks
fails where there are "too many" disks
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-09-07 13:45 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-08 14:36:09 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-07 13:45:01 EDT
The Redhat 6.2 Sparc installer fails when there are too many disks. I have
a Sun Ultra 2 with two D1000 storage arrays (eight 18GB drives each). There
is one internal drive, for a total of seventeen drives. Pressing "next" on
the installer screen that provides the "use fdisk" and packages options
results in a message box saying "too many drives; try using fdisk; tell
RadHat this happened." Of course, clicking "use fdisk" gets the same
message. Is there a fix for this, or a workaround? There's on RH7 beta for
sparc, so I cannot try that.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-07 15:40:29 EDT
Pinstripe beta now has a limit of 64 drives total.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-09-07 16:01:24 EDT
It still does not work for RedHat 6.2, and there is no RedHat 7.0 for Sparc.
Therefore, the bug is not "closed."
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-08 14:36:07 EDT
This is not a defect in the product - it simply has a builtin limit to the
number of drives it will support.
We increased this number in our developmental tree.

If you are installing packages to all 17 drives then I could see you have a
problem. Otherwise you
can simply disconnect unneeded drives during the install and then format them

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