Bug 606299 - can't find installation device
Summary: can't find installation device
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 678823 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-21 11:42 UTC by Marcela Mašláňová
Modified: 2011-06-01 16:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
: 678823 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-06-01 16:06:07 UTC

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2011-02-21 13:22 UTC, No Importa
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Description Marcela Mašláňová 2010-06-21 11:42:01 UTC
Description of problem:
The installation of Fedora failed choosing of language, because anaconda had asked where is image/stage2 stored. I had ATA disc with three nfts partitions and one clean without file system. 
Anaconda offer choose from /dev/sda{1,2,3} even if it booted from /dev/sdb. sdb wasn't found during installation process. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
On flash disc create boot minimal installation by standart procedure documented on fedoraproject documentation.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. choose lanaguage
2. try to find right device
3. repeat :)
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2010-06-21 12:00:41 UTC
Probably every ~10th installation was able find sdb and was successful until this #606307. When I had to choose which disc will be used for installation I had to check both sda and sdb, because if I choose only sda (ATA disc), then the disc couldn't be found, even if later it was possible to install. If I choose both discs, I was able continue in installation. IMHO there is some problem with detection of discs during the installation process.

Comment 2 Marcela Mašláňová 2010-06-21 12:06:04 UTC
My hardware profile if this is any help:

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2010-08-11 17:09:57 UTC
Please attach /tmp/anaconda.log from your failed installation attempt in the original comment to this bug report.  Comment #1 describes a different problem.  If you can describe how you booted and what kind of installation you are trying to perform (HTTP/FTP, HD ISO, etc.) that would also be helpful.

Comment 4 No Importa 2011-02-20 00:41:34 UTC
I've found this error from version 11 to the actual core 14 (not on Fedora 10 Cambridge), and it's caused by a "timeout" on the SATA while trying to identify the type of drive. It seems like the driver or the communications buffer doesn't negotiate the information on the right mode. Curiously, this doesn't happens on core 8 to 10 (checked on those versions)

Maybe, the info about the drive can be useful:
(Reported by Device Manager of Fedora 10)
Model: ST3320813AS
Vendor: ATA
Device File: /dev/sda
Serial Number: SATA_ST3320813AS_9xxxxxxx (Modified for sec reasons)
FirmWare version: SD23
Connection type: Internal
Removable media: no
Drive capacity: xxx gb
Partitioning: Master Boot Record

Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2011-02-21 02:35:15 UTC
*** Bug 678823 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2011-02-21 02:35:51 UTC
I could still use /tmp/anaconda.log, as well as /tmp/syslog and /tmp/storage.log.  Thanks.

Comment 7 No Importa 2011-02-21 13:22:13 UTC
Created attachment 915191 [details]

(This comment was longer than 65,535 characters and has been moved to an attachment by Red Hat Bugzilla).

Comment 8 Marcela Mašláňová 2011-04-29 08:06:15 UTC
fyi I couldn't reproduce it with installed system, so you have to use information from previous comments.

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Comment 10 Marcela Mašláňová 2011-06-01 16:06:07 UTC
I wasn't able to reproduce it after I created my own partitions. So I'll probably go with worksforme.

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