Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181739
firewire disk requires `expert', but usb disk doesn't?!?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
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):
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
The disk is usable in 2. and 4., but not in 3.
Should be usable in 3. as well, or in none of them.
The sbp2 module is loaded by the loader regardless of `expert', so that's not it.
Both should be requiring 'expert' since boot loaders with either are a little
iffy at best. Can you attach /tmp/scsidisks from the installer?
/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.
David -- can you take a look at this.
Fixed in CVS.