Bug 29567 - Install loader cannot mount ida device
Install loader cannot mount ida device
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-26 11:46 EST by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-15 18:53:08 EST
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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-02-26 11:46:24 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.
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-26 18:55:13 EST
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2001-02-28 10:26:53 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23942 ***
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-03-07 10:57:31 EST
not really a dup of 23942;  I have a fix checked in to CVS and will test later
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2001-03-08 12:00:37 EST
verified - I kicked off a ks.cfg on ida/c0d0p7 in the test lab today.
Comment 5 Bryan Leopard 2001-03-15 18:36:23 EST
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>
Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2001-03-15 18:53:04 EST
what were you testing against?  i've already fixed this bug.
Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2001-03-15 19:19:38 EST
oh, qa0309 - my fix wasn't in that test tree.

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