Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242484
Fedora 7 installation problem
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:07:12 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora 7 will not install on my computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 7
I have performed a sha1sum on the DVD ISO and DVD itself. Both passed. THe
media check inside of anaconda passes the DVD as acceptable.
I have attempted this via upgrade from FC6, normal install, removing all
partition via Knoppix then install.
During the actual install, after I have performed the package selection, the
installation fails. The error message indicates that it cannot find my hard
disk. I am using a Sager 8890 laptop with a Promise RAID controller which has
been disabled via a jumper. Earlier versions of Fedora see my drive as
/dev/hde. Fedora 7 seems not to see it at all.
See Description above.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 7
Success of installation
I originally received a message about a failure to remove the LVM partition on
my drive, so I booted Knoppix and removed all partitions before re-trying the
installation. I then received an error about created a Physical Volume
(pvcreate). Thinking the bug was in the update of the LVM system, I re-tried
the installed, choosing a standard ext3 filsystem, without any LVM. It failed
finding the drive.
As stated above, FC6 works just fine. In fact, I have re-installed FC6, and
it's working just as before.
Please attach the exact error message you are receiving to this bug report. If
you are getting the exception dialog, please attach the complete exception
Created attachment 156141 [details]
Anaconda Log file
Here is the log file from Anaconda. It looks more like a I/O error when trying
to write to the disk. However, Anaconda 11.1.xx seems to work all right (FC6)
every time--even after this error.
In getting thi log file, Fedora 7 came back with the I/O error, but trashed my
partition table this time. This is the first time (I believe) that it trashed
the table before erroring out.
Checking in for an update.....
This is either a hardware error or a driver error. Reassigning to kernel for
the case of the latter.
Well, it's not a hardware error, as FC6 and earlier all work fine. I
re-installed FC6 after the error with Fedora 7 with no issues at all.
What kind of disk controller and disks are attached?
They are attached to a Promise Ultra 100 RAID controller. While I currently
have the RAID function turned off, the disks have been recognized by past
versions of Fedora as /dev/hde and /dev/hdg. My current installation of FC6,
sees the main disk as /dev/hde.
Checking on the status of this bug.
Checking on the status of this bug
I have since attempted to install Fedora 7 on a Dell Latitude D830. The
installer doesn't even see my CD/DVD drive it loaded itself from.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
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