Bug 449768 - Kickstart iSCSI installs fail
Summary: Kickstart iSCSI installs fail
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-03 14:00 UTC by Jarrod Johnson
Modified: 2008-10-27 15:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-10-27 15:53:41 UTC
Type: ---

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A failing kikstart file (614 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-06-03 14:00 UTC, Jarrod Johnson
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Description Jarrod Johnson 2008-06-03 14:00:12 UTC
Description of problem:
If attempting to install a server without local disk using the same kickstart
file that works for RHEL5.1, RHEL5.2, and Fedora 8, the installing system fails
to identify the disk.  Breaking into the shell shows that by the time I can
check it, it has found iSCSI device and made it sda.  I note that during the
process, iSCSI starts up, then terminates, then starts up again on the server
attempting to install.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The version that shipped on Fedora 9 release media.

How reproducible:
About 95% of the time on at least x86_64 and ppc64 (I have seen it succeed once
or twice, but haven't recently).  It seems like a race condition, because I
can't think of anything different, but who really knows.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use RHEL5.2 or similar with tgtadm to create an iSCSI target suitable to
kickstart file
2. Start Fedora9 network install using attached kickstart file
3. It will stop claiming insufficient space for partitioning scheme
Actual results:
It won't install at all.

Expected results:
It would install.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jarrod Johnson 2008-06-03 14:00:12 UTC
Created attachment 308237 [details]
A failing kikstart file

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2008-09-10 20:43:13 UTC
I'm currently working on porting a bunch of RHEL-5 anaconda iscsi fixes to Fedora, I believe the not finding of the disk is fixed, but there are still other issues which make using iscsi not work out of the box (it works during the install, but not afterwards).

Once I've something which I think should work I'll drop you a note here and ask you to test it.

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2008-10-27 15:53:41 UTC
Ok, so when mkinitrd 6.0.68-1, shows up in tomorrows rawhide, iscsi in Fedora should be in good shape. So I'm closing this. If you want to test iscsi please use either the upcoming F-10 preview release, or do a network based install of rawhide.

If you still have issues with tomorrows rawhide or the F-10 preview (not the beta but the preview!) then please reopen.

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