Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 48899
Disk Druid and Installer AutoPartition recognize only hard drive from 1 controller in multiple SCSI adapters system
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
DL320 SCSI (04/11/01) > 18.2GB SCSI HDD
Compaq 64 bit/66 Mhz Wide Ultra 3 SCSI (2.52.1) > StorageWork > 9.1 GB
Software: Redhat Fairfax Beta 1
Steps to duplicate:
1. Choose custom system install
2. Manually partition with Disk Druid
3. Get message : Unable to open /tmp/sda - unrecognize disk label. >
Click Next - see only harddrive from 1 controller.
4. Installer Autopartition option ALSO seems to recognize only hard drive
from 1 controller.
Workaround: Choose Manually Partition with fdisk - recognize drives from
After partitioning a disk with fdisk, Disk druid does not recognize
partition type on second partition - It pops up "You cannot edit
partitions without a filesystem type" error message.
If there are /boot(/tmp/sda1) and /root(/tmp/sda2) partitions made,
installation fails because installer does not recognize /root partition
beta1 only displayed drives with valid partition tables. Did you have a sda
(which disk druid couldn't understand the partition table) and a sdb that showed
up? If so, this is fixed in beta2, as you will have the chance to make a fresh
partition table on disks that have no valid table.
The second problem is probably that the filesystem was dirty on your /boot
partition. Disk Druid would refuse to see these as ext2. This is also fixed in