Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66564
Can't install redhat73 on computer with 16 IDE drives
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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):
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
see http://karlsbakk.net/bugs/redhat-7.3-install-bug.txt.gz for the anaconda
Do you have any partitions marked as software RAID components which aren't a
part of a software raid device?
I have. Will try without it right now.
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
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Changing bug status to ASSIGNED.
This is fixed in our current release (dupe of another, don't remember the bug id