Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17330
fails where there are "too many" disks
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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.
Pinstripe beta now has a limit of 64 drives total.
It still does not work for RedHat 6.2, and there is no RedHat 7.0 for Sparc.
Therefore, the bug is not "closed."
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