|Summary:||Installer dies with traceback if list of pkgs to be installed is customized|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Andrea Borgia <andrea.borgia>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-08-29 20:27:45 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Andrea Borgia 2000-08-28 12:11:43 UTC
Expert mode install, english language, customized list of packages: dies with a traceback when running mkdosfs. (quoting from memory) I have sda1 as /dosc, sda5 as /dosd (NTFS), sda6 as /, sda7 as /usr, sdb1 as /dose, sdb5 as /var, sdb6 as /home and sdb7 as swap. I had selected about 840MB of packages, then the installer formatted /, /usr and died. It does not happen without expert mode enabled.
Comment 2 Andrea Borgia 2000-08-28 12:16:17 UTC
Oh, and "no filesystems were harmed in the making of this traceback" ;-) Meaning that DOS and NTFS partitions appear to be fine.
Comment 3 Andrea Borgia 2000-08-28 19:45:35 UTC
My previous report was slightly off the mark: expert mode/mkdosfs is not the problem, customizing the list is! To reproduce (maybe you don't need to do exactly as I did, but you never know): cd install, select 105keys ita kdb with dead keys, logitech mouseman, custom system, disk druid (sda1->/dosc, sda5->/dosd NTFS, sda6->/, sda7->/usr, sdb5->/home, sdb6->/var, sdb7->swap, sdb8->/dose), format all linux partitions, no bootdisk, use linear, default to dos, Europe/Rome, UTC+2, use DST, Customize list: no changes: ok some changes: traceback I hadn't noticed it before because the schedule was so tight that other bugs took precedence and never spent any time customizing the list... I select the subsystems and let it go.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-29 15:54:47 UTC
Brock please reproduce.
Comment 5 Brock Organ 2000-08-29 18:57:26 UTC
hmmm ... I could not reproduce this problem in test with the steps above ... :( * tried italian & english GUI * tried partitions as described above * tried expert & non-expert modes * tried lilo config as above
Comment 6 Andrea Borgia 2000-08-29 19:45:42 UTC
Have you tried it with RC2 or with a newer cut? Please test RC2, also, because I managed to reproduce it on a differen system: hda1->/dosc, hda5->/dosd, hda6->/, hda7->swap; italian GUI (other was TUI), customized list... traceback. Here it comes...
Comment 8 Andrea Borgia 2000-08-29 19:50:06 UTC
Sorry, I meant "Italian TUI (other was GUI)".
Comment 9 Brock Organ 2000-08-29 20:27:43 UTC
verified this problem using the RC2 CDs (my fault for not using them in the first place... :( ) this issue is verified fixed in internal builds (RC-4 & above)... thanks for your report!