[CentOS] Re: 5.1 Anaconda Install Error SOLVED

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jun 4 22:48:37 UTC 2008

on 6-4-2008 3:12 PM Kirk Bocek spake the following:
> 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:
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=13334
> 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
With PATA the device ID is based on location. Hdb is the primary slave (slave 
on first port). There doesn't have to be a hda.

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