Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 510013
problem with RHEL5.4 beta on ia64 installation
Last modified: 2009-07-30 08:21:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I have downloaded RHEL 5.4 beta for IA64 and tried to install it on a rx4640 (Montecito) where I have already installed successfully RHEL5.3, and got the following error:
-> if anaconda.isKickstart and exc.type == parted.EXCEPTION_WARNING and \
serial console output:
ERROR: pdc: reading /dev/sda[Input/ou
+-----------+ Exception Occurred +-----------+ ERROR: pdc: reading| |
| Traceback (most recent call first): | g /dev/sda[Input/output error] | File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line |
ERR| 561, in partedExceptionWindow |
| if anaconda.isKickstart and exc.type | ROR: pdc: reading /dev/sda[Input/| == parted.EXCEPTION_WARNING and \ |
| NameError: global name 'anaconda' is not | /output error]
| defined | ERROR: pdc: reading| |
| | g /dev/sda[Input/output error] | |
ERR| +----+ +-------+ |
| | OK | | Debug | | ROR: pdc: reading /dev/sda[Input/| +----+ +-------+ |
| | /output error]
| | ERROR: sil: reading+--------------------------------------------+
g /dev/sda[Input/output error]
BTW, trying to use linux mpath gives even worse error - somtehing like unable to find anaconda ...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. begin fresh installation from RHEL5.4 beta IA64 media
2. after entering subscription code, during parted configuration it crashes
at least workaround (how to omit parted - I can use old disk layout ?) in order to beta-test
I need this ASAP because I would like to have a better picture about Xen pci passthrough on IA64 before going with proposal to management about RHEL in our company ... or I am just too curious :=) ...
Ok, I was making too much panic, yum -y upgrade works fine with DVD - this is a workaround, but the main issue remains.
Can you please check which version of anaconda you've got? This should be fixed in anaconda-220.127.116.11.
Whatever I have as part of RHEL5.4 beta installation, I will have to check - but even then I will have to change somehow whole installation disk (how ?).
Please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506725#c24, the patch for the bug should be available in Snap 1.
As a workaround for beta-testing, you can also try updates file from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506725#c16.
(add updates=http://rvykydal.fedorapeople.org/updates.506725_2.img to boot parameters.
Those two bz links told me: You are not authorized to access bug #506725.
Ah, sorry, the bug has restricted visibility. Your issue is probably a duplicate of the referred (inaccessible) bug which will be fixed in Snapshot 1 (should have been fixed in Beta). As I said, you can try to use
as installation boot parameter which should fix the bug for your beta-testing.
Closing as duplicate, the bug was fixed in Snapshot 1 or 2.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 506725 ***