Bug 209871 - Initial boot fails, no disk found - with VMware and virtual scsi disk
Summary: Initial boot fails, no disk found - with VMware and virtual scsi disk
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 196979
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-10-07 07:24 UTC by Greg Buzzard
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-09-13 21:44:38 UTC

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Description Greg Buzzard 2006-10-07 07:24:04 UTC
Description of problem:
Booting DVD install disk without any special arguments in a VMware virtual
machine with a virtual scsi disk fails due to lack of ability for anaconda to
"see" the (virtual) SCSI disk.  If at the initial boot prompt, I enter "linux
noprobe" and then select the "buslogic SCSI" controller, anaconda proceeds

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 T3 (pre-DVD)

How reproducible: Easily reproduced with steps below.  Requires VMWare Server
Console v1.01  

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Create a VMware virtual machine with a virtual SCSI disk.
2.  Install FC6 within such a virtual machine.
Actual results:
The dialog to select disk/partitioning options fails -- no disks found.

Expected results:
Successful dialog to select disk and partitioning options.

Additional info:
At a minimum, it should be easy to select a boot-time option for using a SCSI
disk for initial system installation.  It appears that manually loading the
buslogic SCSI driver is all that was necessary to get a good result.

Comment 1 steven tardy 2007-01-16 19:49:59 UTC
to install fc6 to a vmware server use the fc5 rescue cd .iso and install via an
online mirror(http) and add the buslogic scsi device driver.

Comment 2 Jakub Suchy 2007-03-20 15:49:30 UTC
I can confirm this with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server and VMware Server 1.0.2.
Also seems to be duplicate of #196979

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-09-13 21:44:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 196979 ***

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