Bug 181739 - firewire disk requires `expert', but usb disk doesn't?!?
Summary: firewire disk requires `expert', but usb disk doesn't?!?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC5Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-16 04:41 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 22:57:50 UTC
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2006-02-16 04:41:56 UTC
Description of problem:
In order to install to a disk connected through a Firewire interface, I have to
add `expert' to the installer boot command line, but in order to install to the
same disk connected through its USB interface, I don't have to.  Is that on
purpose?  Could the need for `expert' be lifted for Firewire disks, at least
when searching for existing partitions, RAID devices and/or logical volumes?

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot up the installer with a disk connected to USB
2.Proceed to the disk druid screen
3.Try again with the same disk connected to Firewire
4.Try again, but now with `expert' in the boot cmd line
Actual results:
The disk is usable in 2. and 4., but not in 3.

Expected results:
Should be usable in 3. as well, or in none of them.

Additional info:
The sbp2 module is loaded by the loader regardless of `expert', so that's not it.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-16 04:45:37 UTC
Both should be requiring 'expert' since boot loaders with either are a little
iffy at best.  Can you attach /tmp/scsidisks from the installer?

Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2006-02-16 10:17:03 UTC
/tmp/scsidisks does not mention the disk at all when it is connected through the
USB port (?!?), but it correctly mentions the disk is on sbp2 when it is
connected through the Firewire port.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-20 20:29:06 UTC
David -- can you take a look at this.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-07 22:57:50 UTC
Fixed in CVS.

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