Bug#311678: d-i doesn't like lots of SCSI disks
merge 311678 288129
tags 311678 d-i
On Thursday 02 June 2005 19:53, David Johnson wrote:
> The installation was going fine up until halfway through installing the
> base system. When it got to installing the kernel image and tried to
> make an initrd, it failed by saying that '/dev/sdi2 isn't a valid block
> device'. It was a valid block device because it had just partitioned it
> and created the filing system (ext3).
> I later re-tried the installation with the boot and root filesystems on
> sda, which worked fine, so I can only presume it was a problem with
> trying to install onto such a high disk ID.
The only problem is that by default there are no devices in /dev for more
than 8 disks. This is a known issue .
You can work around it as follows:
- install in export mode or with debconf/priority=medium
- when you get question which kernel to install:
- switch to VT2
- chroot /target
- MAKEDEV the additional devices
- exit the chroot
- switch back to VT1
- problem solved.