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Bug 236481 - skip 'flash' bootloader partition of PS3 storage.
Summary: skip 'flash' bootloader partition of PS3 storage.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 235611
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-14 22:58 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-17 14:50:28 UTC

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patch (deleted)
2007-04-15 16:17 UTC, David Woodhouse
no flags Details | Diff

Description David Woodhouse 2007-04-14 22:58:57 UTC
The PS3 has an unpartitioned SCSI 'disk', usually /dev/sdb, which contains the
bootloader and information shared with Game OS. The installer currently reports
that it does not contain a valid partition table and offers to initialise it. It
would be good to automatically skip it.

The device in question appears as 'Direct-Access-RBC' in /proc/scsi/scsi -- the
type in /sys/block/sdb/device/type is '14'. That's how the Sony tools check for
it when they want to access it.

Vendor and Model reported in /proc/scsi/scsi are 'SCEI' and 'Flash-5' resp., if
those are a better way to identify it. They appear in

Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 16:17:19 UTC
Created attachment 152651 [details]

Here's a hack which works. Someone who actually understands python could surely
do a lot better.

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 16:18:57 UTC
Oops, I meant to drop the EARLY_SWAP_RAM hunk, but it's not as if you were going
to use the patch as-is anyway, so I'll not file an updated patch.

Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2007-04-17 14:50:28 UTC
Blacklist as we do with iSeries is better fix, commited.

>>> peddev = parted.PedDevice.get("/dev/sdb")
>>> peddev.model
'SCEI Flash-5'

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