Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27570
Installer crashes before post-install configuration w/3ware Escalade 6400 IDE RAID controller
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:27 EDT
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I'm using expert installation (with the anaconda update disk) with 'linux
updates expert' at the boot prompt, and everything runs smoothly (the
anaconda update and 3ware driver get loaded) until the very end of the
installation, at which point anaconda crashes with error messages from
Python (see Additional Information).
Granted, the RAID5 support in the Escalade BIOS is rather new (just out).
Nevertheless, this seems to be an anaconda bug rather than a 3ware driver
bug, since installation goes smoothly until anaconda tries to copy the
3ware kernel module.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH7 with anaconda update disk and 3ware driver disk with
'linux updates expert' at the boot prompt. Go through installation steps as
necessary, and start the actual install. Before post-install configuration
phase, anaconda crashes
(I assume it tries to copy the 3ware kernel module but doesn't find it and
Actual Results: Anaconda crashes with Python errors, system reboots
without installing LILO (and most probably without installing the 3ware
driver), rendering the system unusable.
Expected Results: The 3ware Escalade driver should have been installed as
kernel module and LILO should have been installed (optionally, a boot disk
should have been created).
Here is the traceback from anaconda (saved to disk after the crash from the
------ BEGIN TRACEBACK ------
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 1649, in doInstall
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 1367, in copyExtraModules
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Local variables in innermost frame:
kernelVersions: ['2.2.16-22smp', '2.2.16-22']
names: 3w-xxxx.o 3w-xxxx.o
command: cd /mnt/sysimage/lib/modules; gunzip <
| /mnt/sysimage/bin/cpio --quiet -iumd 2.2.16-22smp/3w-xxxx.o
self: <todo.ToDo instance at 8495720>
pattern: 2.2.16-22smp/3w-xxxx.o 2.2.16-22/3w-xxxx.o
------ END TRACEBACK ------
I figured something out: I'm installing everything on a non-SMP system and
anaconda is trying to copy the 3ware module to the 'scsi' directory under SMP
kernel modules. I created the directory (which didn't exists because the SMP
kernel doesn't get installed) and was able to complete the installation. It
works, but it's not too nice. I'll check tomorrow by installing everything and
omitting all SMP-related stuff; but it seems to me that it's either a problem
with anaconda _or_ with the 3ware driver disk assuming that the SMP kernel
module should be installed even if the system isn't SMP.
Fixed for next release.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27550 ***