Bug 75675 - anaconda crashes with partition options: --ondisk=sda or --ondisk=sdb
anaconda crashes with partition options: --ondisk=sda or --ondisk=sdb
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-10 18:29 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-10 18:29:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
The 7.3 Customization Documentation suggests using "sdb" here; however, this 
crashes anaconda with a KeyError: "sdb".

Looking at the resulting kickstart file from a manual install, it suggests that 
the proper option usage fragment is:


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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up otherwise valid Kickstart file on floppy as ks.cfg
2. Use part keyword with --ondisk=sdb and/or --ondisk=sda
3. Boot with ks=floppy

Actual Results:  Anaconda runs, checks video, then gives a backtrace.

Expected Results:  Partitions should have been cleared and then created on the 
first and second SCSI devices - which are (or were) /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.  
Documentation should not suggest using --ondisk=sdb if that is no longer 
supported.  Documentation also suggests --onpart hda1; this is likely also to 
be wrong.

Additional info:

Looking in the install environment for:


was no help as these do not exist...
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-14 05:41:04 EDT
The device to specify depends on the hardware layout on your system.  The
customization guide provides a starting off point and cannot possibly catalogue
all possible combinations of hardware.  Unfortunately, the Compaq SmartArray
devices do not fit into the same sd[abc] scheme as most other SCSI devices,
instead using their own /dev/ida/c0d0 or /dev/cciss/c0d0 scheme

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