Bug 66564 - Can't install redhat73 on computer with 16 IDE drives
Can't install redhat73 on computer with 16 IDE drives
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-06-12 06:08 EDT by Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-10 02:11:16 EST
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Description Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk 2002-06-12 06:08:28 EDT
Description of Problem:  
Can't install redhat on computer with 4 IDE controllers, each with 2 channels,  
each channel with 2 drives (16 drives totally). After selecting two (or three)  
drives as / filesystem on raid-1, selecting ext3 as the fs for /dev/md0, the 
formatting starts, ends, and anaconda fails.  
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  
How Reproducible:  
Every time I've tried to install 
Steps to Reproduce:  
1.  Start up computer with either netboot floppy or cdrom 
2.  choose two or more partitions as md0, raid-1, and ok 
3.  start formatting as ext3 and anaconda fails 
Actual Results:  
Expected Results:  
successful installation 
Additional Information:  
see http://karlsbakk.net/bugs/redhat-7.3-install-bug.txt.gz for the anaconda 
bug report
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-12 10:40:22 EDT
Do you have any partitions marked as software RAID components which aren't a
part of a software raid device?
Comment 2 Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk 2002-06-13 04:17:22 EDT
I have. Will try without it right now.
Comment 3 Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk 2002-06-13 04:29:40 EDT
It works with just hda1 and hdb1 as RAID devices. But. Installing with hdc1 as 
part of the RAID-1 makes the installer add another 'windows or os/2' line to 
Comment 4 Mike McLean 2003-01-02 13:47:10 EST
This bug has been inappropriately marked MODIFIED. Please review the bug life
cycle information at 

Changing bug status to ASSIGNED.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 02:11:16 EST
This is fixed in our current release (dupe of another, don't remember the bug id

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