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Bug 88793 - Anaconda crashes after switching to X Windows during normal installation
Anaconda crashes after switching to X Windows during normal installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-04-14 04:43 EDT by Bart Boelaert
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-23 10:57:40 EDT
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Description Bart Boelaert 2003-04-14 04:43:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
I try to install RH8.0 on a system with the following specs :
- AMD Athlon - 500 MHz
- 256 MB RAM
- 3Ware ATA RAID Controller : Escalade 7000-2, containing 2
  HDD (MAXTOR 6L080J4, 80 GB)
- Adaptec AHA-2940 Ultra SCSI controller with 3 CD-ROMS (Plexttor UltraPlex 
40Max) and 3 DVD-ROMS (Pioneer DVD-303)

I install the system booting from the RedHat CD-ROM. The CD-ROM media test is 
successful. Short after the installer switches to X Windows (after successfully 
probing the video card, mouse and monitor) and briefly showing the RedHat logo, 
the install routine breaks with the follwing console messages :

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 639, in ?
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 420, in makeDriveDeviceNodes
  isys.makeDevInode(drive,"/dev/%s" % (drive,))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 265, in makeDevInode
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
install exited abnormally

Can somebody help me out?

Kind regards,


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from SCSI CD-ROM on a system using a 3Ware controller
2. Launch install using the GUI or text mode

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-15 12:38:43 EDT
Mike do we have a 3Ware setup like this to test with?
Comment 2 Bart Boelaert 2003-04-15 12:58:45 EDT
For completeness :
- The main board is Asus K7M with AMI BIOS from 08/02/2000
- After upgrading the BIOS and the firmware of the Adaptec host adapter
  the install error still remains
- Launching the installation with the "nodma" and "noprobe" kernel parameter
  did not solve the error either
- FirmWare versions info :
   * 3Ware ATA RAID controller : FE7X
   * Adaptec AHA-2940 host adapter : v2.20.0

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-09-29 11:39:59 EDT
Mike have you been able to take a look and see if we have this test
configuration available?
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-23 10:57:40 EDT
This is a dupe of another bug where we mishandled having more than 2
scsi cdrom drives.  It's fixed in newer releases.

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