Bug 18294 - Install kicks out when formatting a SCSI HDD
Install kicks out when formatting a SCSI HDD
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-04 01:39 EDT by Matt Mead
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-15 11:51:12 EST
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anaconda dump (766 bytes, text/plain)
2000-10-04 01:40 EDT, Matt Mead
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Description Matt Mead 2000-10-04 01:39:20 EDT
When doing a standard workstation install, I set everything up to the 
point of having it start formatting the drive i was installing it on (a 
10K RPM WD 9.1GB Ultra160 SCSI HDD).  It hung for a LONG time on 
formatting the /boot partition (sda1) and then exit out giving an option 
to save the bug to post here.  Here is a raw copy of the text file it made:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", 
line 20, in run
    rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1472, in 
    self.fstab.mountFilesystems (self.instPath)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 713, in 
    raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (6, 'Device not configured')

Local variables in innermost frame:
size: 8707198
fsystem: ext2
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 84baae0>
msg: Device not configured
doFormat: 1
errno: 6
device: sda5
instPath: /mnt/sysimage
mntpoint: /

ToDo object:

Comment 1 Matt Mead 2000-10-04 01:40:46 EDT
Created attachment 3718 [details]
anaconda dump
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-03 16:19:12 EST
Did you choose to check for bad blocks when formatting?
Comment 3 Matt Mead 2000-11-03 16:48:33 EST
No, I did not do a check for bad blocks when formatting.  These are brand new 
hard drives though, they work with NT4 and 98 no problem.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-07 14:51:23 EST
What SCSI controller is in this system?
Comment 5 Matt Mead 2000-11-07 20:10:41 EST
Adaptec 29160N
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-15 11:44:24 EST
I am going to pass this on to a QA engineer to attempt to reproduce this issue.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2000-12-07 23:38:07 EST
Hey, I think I have the same bug. When formating the partititions of my Seagate 
Cheetah with a tekram DC390 F, it crashes, Aarrghh...
Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-15 11:51:07 EST
Are there any 'sense error' messages on virtual console 3 or 4?
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-14 12:58:23 EST
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to add.

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