Bug 234729 - Installer crashes because of empty drivelist in VMware 5.5.3
Summary: Installer crashes because of empty drivelist in VMware 5.5.3
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 234697
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-03-31 22:53 UTC by Sascha Zorn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-02 17:21:07 UTC

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Description Sascha Zorn 2007-03-31 22:53:07 UTC
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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[0]
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?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create standard VMware
2. Boot into the installer
3. Press next two times.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-02 17:21:07 UTC
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 ***

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