Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76804
USB floppies and SCSI disks are natural enemies
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:58 EDT
Description of Problem:
Anaconda clobbered my partition table/first filesystem when asked to create
a boot disk.
My machine is SCSI-only and I used a USB floppy drive for the install. System
disk is sda. The floppy ended up as sdb.
Install progressed just fine. After boot, however, something which resembled a
boot floppy image took up the first part of my SCSI disk.
Despite my amazing od -t a filesystem superblock spotting powers, I've not had a
strong desire to reproduce.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform an install to a SCSI-disk using a USB-floppy
2. When prompted to create a boot disk, do so
First part of the harddisk gets clobbered
A boot image on the floppy drive and not the harddisk.
We now always reprobe for what the floppy device is now and have fun unloading
and reloading usb-storage in various places
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.