Bug 97731 - unhandled exception if ks.cfg mentions nonexistent disk - should be handled gracefully
Summary: unhandled exception if ks.cfg mentions nonexistent disk - should be handled g...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-06-19 20:12 UTC by Tom Jones
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-24 22:47:23 UTC
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Description Tom Jones 2003-06-19 20:12:21 UTC
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Description of problem:
The ks config file contained lines like
  part /    --size 4000 --ondisk=sda

when it meant
  part /    --size 4000 --ondisk=hda

This provoked an unhandled exception in anaconda. Although
the dump gave enough info to deduce the problem (the last 
line was
  KeyError: sda
), I would have thought this error could be caught and handled
more elegantly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sorry don't know -- haven't installed yet. RH9 FCS version of anaconda.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Get a machine with an IDE disk
2.Put a line such as "part /    --size 4000 --ondisk=sda" in the kickstart
config file.
3.Boot into the automatic installation procedure.

Actual Results:  Unhandled exception occurred, which nevertheless gave enough
info to fix the problem.

Expected Results:  A nice error message saying "you have given a directive
relating to /dev/sda but there are no scsi disks on this system".

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-24 22:47:23 UTC
This gives a better traceback now.  Making it even better is in the works for
when I completely revamp the kickstart parser.

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