Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76035
Installer crashes when multiple SCSI CD-ROM drives exist.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:37 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing from CDs on a vanilla x86 machine with three SCSI CD-ROM drives all
attached to the same channel of an LSI 21040. Machine boots fine and goes into
X for the install process fine; however, just after the RedHat splash screen
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the install process from CD on a machine with multiple SCSI CD-ROM drives.
2. Watch installer go down in flames.
Actual Results: Machine bombed just after the RedHat splash screen.
Expected Results: RedHat should have been installed successfully.
After doing some research, apparently this bug is already known of on the
newsgroups; it just hasn't been submitted to bugzilla. Workarounds include 1)
disconnecting "extra" SCSI CD-ROM drives during install, reconnecting them when
install is complete, or 2) starting the install with the 'noprobe' option (which
isn't an option for me because I'm installing from CD.
The full error message is as follows:
Traceback (most recent call back):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 639 in ?
File "/usr/lib/bin/itutil.py" line420,in makedrivedevicenodes
File /usr/lib/isys.py"line265 in makedevInode -isysmakedev/inode (name,fn)
systemerror:(2,'no such file or directory")
Commentary in this post in linux.redhat.install suggest that this crash is due
to the installer not being able to deduce the CD-ROM format when more than one
SCSI CD-ROM is installed:
The update disk available at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/80update.img includes a fix for this problem
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74719 ***