Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234729
Installer crashes because of empty drivelist in VMware 5.5.3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:00 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/188.8.131.52
Description of problem:
I created a VMware with all standard options, and the installer crashes, because it can not find any drive. After changed the disc from SCSI to IDE, it works. I dont know why the installer doesn't find the disc, but i've seen the reason, the installer just crashes, instead of showing an error message!
Line 286 in /anaconda/iw/autopart_type.py
defaultBoot = self.anaconda.id.bootloader.drivelist
IndexError: list index out of range
I guess there is no entry in this array.
I dont know how the devices are initialized in the bootimage(/dev/sda?)...the mptspi kernel module for the SCSI controller is running, but there are no sda entries! Is this correct? Shouldn't there be an device node anywhere?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create standard VMware
2. Boot into the installer
3. Press next two times.
Fixed the traceback; the problem is that the kernel isn't working with the
vmware scsi emulation.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 234697 ***