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Bug 231827 - Lack of support for a SCSI adapter causes anaconda to trigger an exception
Summary: Lack of support for a SCSI adapter causes anaconda to trigger an exception
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-12 12:29 UTC by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-23 18:24:59 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
The anaconda exception log (deleted)
2007-03-12 12:29 UTC, Lubomir Kundrak
no flags Details

Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-03-12 12:29:50 UTC
Description of problem:

An attempt to install -devel in Vmware results in an exception when no
drives are found. The emulated hardware is following:

00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X
Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)

/proc/partitions contain the following:

major minor  #blocks  name
   7     0      82280 loop0

The emulated adapter works fine with released versions of RHEL and Fedora,
and thus I believe it should also do with devel.

Another pitfall is the way anaconda handles exceptions. It's a pity that
after saving the debug log to a floppy the only choice the user is given
is to 'Reboot'. It would be cool if he could enter a debugger, or maybe
save the log to another floppy, or whatever. It makes no sense to give him
a modal dialog with only one choice.

Additional info:

Here's the call stack. I attach the complete log.

Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 286, in getScreen
    defaultBoot =[0]
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1128, in setScreen
    new_screen = self.currentWindow.getScreen(anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1224, in setup_window
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1234, in run
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 991, in run (self.runres)
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 956, in <module>
IndexError: list index out of range

Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-03-12 12:29:50 UTC
Created attachment 149819 [details]
The anaconda exception log

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-23 18:24:59 UTC
Should be better for test3

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