Bug 104796

Summary: Anaconda terminated
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Need Real Name <emil.chan>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Need Real Name 2003-09-22 06:15:39 UTC
Description of problem:

After I pushed the Enter Key (OK checked) from the screen below during
the install process of EL 3 Beta 2.

             Installation to begin
   A complete log of your installation will
   be in /root/install.log after rebooting
   your system.  You may want to keep this
   file for later reference.

I then received the following messages, then the PuTTY session closed, and
the install process terminated.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1082, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 471, in run
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 157, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 225, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 475, in turnOnFilesystems
    diskset.savePartitions ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 696, in savePartitions
error: Error: Error opening /tmp/dasda: No such file or directory

> /usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py(696)savePartitions()
-> disk.commit()

 Then I lost the PuTTY session.  See the following message from the VM
Linux console log.

sshd(pam_unix)Ã58¨: session closed for user root

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Linux version 2.4.21-1.1931.2.399.ent (bhcompile@devel5.z900.redhat.com)
(gcc version 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-16)) #1
SMP Wed Aug 20 15:23:46 EDT 2003

How reproducible:

During the anaconda loader process.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  See the description.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-22 15:09:56 UTC
Did you have to initialize the dasd first?  If so, this is fixed in our current
codebase (and rerunning the installer should allow it to work fine as well)

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-09-22 16:05:51 UTC
We tried ICKDSF and CMS FORMAT the 3338 cylinder minidisk, and the anaconda 
program failed to pick the mindisk (One of the release notes indicated that 
anaconda would not pick CMS format disk).  Anaconda was finally able to pick up 
the minidisk after I wiped out cylinder zero.  We have 8 Linux guests set up 
with same configuration, and most of them failed with the reported problem with 
Beta 2.  What dasd initialization that you are referring to? - Emil

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-22 19:10:28 UTC
Yes, that's the cause of it then.  There were cases when we checked the initial
format of the dasd to see if dasdfmt needed to be run where the device node got
removed erroneously -- fixed in our current codebase.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-09-22 22:58:37 UTC
I'm new the RedHat.  The current version EL3 is beta 2, and I experiencd the 
problem on beta 2.  What exactly is the current codebase?  Thank you - Emil