Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81066
Unable to mount SCSI drive as /home during upgrade
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
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Description of problem:
I have my root partition on an IDE disk, and my /home on a SCSI disk connected
to a SCSI card using the aci7xxx driver. I also have a USB CompactFlash reader.
Before anaconda is launched, in the text mode pre-install part, it says it is
loading the usb-storage module (presumably for my card reader) and then the
aic7xxx module. I continue with the installation, selected the upgrade option,
and after clicking 'next' on the screen where I can choose the upgrade option,
the installer comes up with a message saying it is unable to mount /dev/sda2 (my
/home) as /home because no media was present.
This was very strange because I know my /home is formatted and working fine, so
I tried switching to a virtual terminal and mounting it manually, where it still
failed with the same message about no media. I believe this is because
usb-storage acts like a SCSI device, and because it is loaded first, it takes
/dev/sda, which should really be my SCSI disk, and the SCSI disk is at /dev/sdb.
Indeed, I was able to mount /dev/sdb2 fine.
I was able to redo the installation by disconnecting my USB CompactFlash reader,
but the installer should not be getting confused about this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get an older RH system (i.e. 8.0) with one of the partitions on a SCSI disk
(not sure it this problem is with all SCSI or only aic7xxx) and a USB-storage
2. Try to upgrade the system to Phoebe
Actual Results: Installer unable to mount the partitions on the SCSI disk
Expected Results: Seamless mounting of the partitions
Known regression we will fix.
Fixed in CVS
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.