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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.
Linux 7.2 Beta 3 will not install when the internal SCSI cable is connect to ...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-06 18:04 EDT by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-14 18:19:01 EDT
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2001-08-06 18:08 EDT, Bryan Leopard
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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-08-06 18:04:54 EDT
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 


Server: ML350
ROM Date: 7/27/01
OS: RedHat 7.2 Beta 3 Roswell
SCSI Controller: Ultra 3 Dual Channel Wide, Internal, Port 1 


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.
Comment 1 Bryan Leopard 2001-08-06 18:08:14 EDT
Created attachment 26513 [details]
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 18:48:31 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-08-06 19:17:31 EDT
is this reproducible?  Please dd if=/dev/sdaX of=bs-sdaX count=1 bs=512 for each
drive and send it in.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-14 15:46:58 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Bryan Leopard 2001-08-16 11:39:42 EDT
This can be closed.  It turned out to be a hardware issue.

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