|Summary:||Order of disks gets messed up if your USB disk is powered on during installation|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jean Francois Martinez <jfm512>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-05-07 01:11:27 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Jean Francois Martinez 2007-02-14 22:26:19 UTC
Description of problem: Install with an USB external disk connected. It shows as /dev/sda with IDE disks as sdb, sdc. At end of install, reboot. You will find that now the IDE disks come first and teh UDB isk is last. Problem is that the installer has built the fstab with swap partitions in the positions they had during the installation (ie sdbx, sdcx) so swap is not activated Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. Power on an external USB disk 2. Install 3. Reboot Actual results: Swappping is not activated because the fstab is wrong (it show on sda instead of sdb) Expected results: Obvious. Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-02-26 19:41:00 UTC
The fstab should show the label, not the device name. Does it not?
Comment 2 Jean Francois Martinez 2007-02-26 21:37:29 UTC
Yes it does. But that is for normal partitions. Swap partitions don't have labels so they are entered in the fstab with the names (sdbX, sdcX) they had during the installation and those differ from the names they will get in normal mode (because the normal mode places UDB disks after the fixed ones, while during the install it is the opposite)
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2007-03-02 17:35:37 UTC
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-March/msg00095.html.
Comment 4 Jean Francois Martinez 2007-03-09 20:33:27 UTC
In fact I am nearly sure the problem is in fact a consequence of bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=228770 Because the hard disks were not detected at install time the USB hd got there first while in production it is the internal HD who are detected first. Meaning that on a machine wehre HD are detected at install time there would be no mess-up in the fastab so this would not happen. Now you can still consider as bug since this will bie people who have exotic SCSI or RAID cards whose drivers are not in Fedora.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 19:09:20 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now, we will automatically close it. If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.) Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 01:11:25 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was first requested. As a result we are closing it. If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora version please feel free to reopen it against that version. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp