Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51053
Linux 7.2 Beta 3 will not install when the internal SCSI cable is connect to port 1 on a Ultra 3 Dual Channel wide SCSI card.
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When doing an installation with a Ultra 3 Dual
Channel Wide SCSI card, the installation halts and posts the following
error message to the screen: "Loop disk labels do not support extended
partitions." After receiving this error, the installation can no longer
SUGGESTED PRIORITY: 1
ROM Date: 7/27/01
OS: RedHat 7.2 Beta 3 Roswell
SCSI Controller: Ultra 3 Dual Channel Wide, Internal, Port 1
IS PROBLEM REPRODUCIBLE: yes
STEPS TO CREATE THE PROBLEM:
1. Start a new installation with a SCSI card installed. Attach the
internal SCSI cable to port 1 on the card. Use at least two hard drives.
2. On one hard drive, setup with the following configuration:
a. /boot - 100MB
b. /swap - 300MB
c. / - Rest of HD
3. On the other HD, setup with the following:
a. /hd01 - All
4. Once you select OK on the second HD partition, the "loop disk label"
error will occur.
Created attachment 26513 [details]
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax
is this reproducible? Please dd if=/dev/sdaX of=bs-sdaX count=1 bs=512 for each
drive and send it in.
Is it possible that a raw device (like /dev/sda) was ever made a filesystem, like:
mke2fs /dev/sda ?
I've seen this happen before.
This can be closed. It turned out to be a hardware issue.