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Bug 155454

Summary: Assertion heasds < 256 when installing on Compaq ML350
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ed Greenberg <edg>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Ed Greenberg 2005-04-20 14:45:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing on an 800 MHz Compaq ML350 with 4 18gb SCSI drives, anaconda reports "Assertion Heads < 256 at disk_dos.c:486 in function probe_partion_for_geom() failed.  "

Ignoring or cancelling the error causes the install to keep going, though every disk access during partitioning reports the same error. When we finally go off to format partitions, Anaconda crashes with the attached crash dump. 

Note: The install loaded the sym53c8xx scsi driver. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install from boot.iso or from disk 1

Actual Results:  See description

Expected Results:  Well, it should have been able to read these disks. (This system was in service under Win2000, then WinXP for years.)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ed Greenberg 2005-04-20 14:53:36 UTC
Created attachment 113411 [details]
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zip contains anacdump.txt

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-20 14:59:07 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138419 ***