Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29567
Install loader cannot mount ida device
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Kickstart from a hard drive, using a Compaq array controller as primary
boot device. (module cpqarray).
Distribution files are in partition ida/c0d0p4.
Launch the install from the FAT partition using loadlin . Loadlin command-
line includes: ks=hd:ida/c0d0p4/ks.cfg
Loader fails because it cannot find ks.cfg.
The log panel indicates the loader attempted to create device 'ida'
instead of 'ida/c0d0p4'. The error message is: 'failed to make device
No fix provided will work until the auto-probe of the array controller is
also fixed (7.1 RC1 does not automatically pick up cpqarray during
autoprobe). This has been tested with 7.0 (no broken autoprobe) and fails
in a similar manner.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23942 ***
not really a dup of 23942; I have a fix checked in to CVS and will test later
verified - I kicked off a ks.cfg on ida/c0d0p7 in the test lab today.
We ran a test yesterday evening. It got further, but still dies.
Heres what we found:
Here is the error message that dumps to the screen with
an array controller (tested unit was ML 330, SA 4200) using
qa0309 pass from RedHat. SCSI controller works ok.
Traceback (innermost last):
File /usr/bin/anaconda.real, line 449, in ?
i = string.index(driveAndType, :)
File /usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/string.py, line 226, in index
ValueError: substring not found in string.index
install exited abnormally
<termination signals to screen>
what were you testing against? i've already fixed this bug.
oh, qa0309 - my fix wasn't in that test tree.