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Bug 155454 - Assertion heasds < 256 when installing on Compaq ML350
Summary: Assertion heasds < 256 when installing on Compaq ML350
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 138419
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-20 14:45 UTC by Ed Greenberg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-20 14:59:07 UTC

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Anaconda Dump file (deleted)
2005-04-20 14:53 UTC, Ed Greenberg
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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. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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]
Anaconda Dump file

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 ***

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