[CentOS] 5.1 Anaconda Install Error SOLVED

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Wed Jun 4 22:12:18 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> I didn't provide the details because it was strange that the
>> installation failed at the same point regardless of the booting method I
>> used. It felt like some basic mistake or mis-setting in the OS. But hey,
>> I've been wrong before.
> Anything interesting on vc#1,3,4,5 ? how about run remote syslog and see
> if anything interesting gets in there....

After wandering in the dark for two days, I found this posting:


This reminded me that although this is an all SATA system, I also have a PATA 
tape drive installed.

The solution in the posting was to temporarily unplug the tape drive. Rather 
than pull this host out of the rack for the umpteenth time, I simply added to 
the installer's command line:

	hda=none hdb=none

For some reason, the tape drive is installed as /dev/hdb. I'm not sure what's 
at /dev/hda. If it's the DVD drive and I was installing from physical media, 
that might be a problem. However, my PXE-boot install is now flying along.

Kirk Bocek

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