|Summary:||GUI installer crashes after selecting partition|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <shittybr0wn>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Brent Fox <bfox>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-11-21 02:19:29 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2001-11-15 21:13:56 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt) Description of problem: I am trying (for the first time) to install linux. I did check, and i dont think there was any other bug the same as this here...then again, i'm newbie, im not too good with this yet. sorry! please give any replys in laymans terms...please?!?I have resized my primary windows partition using FIPS and left 10 of my 20GB for linux(can i do this? or do i have to make the windows partition <2GB?). When i select the 'workstation' option in the installer (GUI) & press next, i *should* be able to choose the option "Automatically partition and remove DATA", right? I'm sorry...i'm new at this, i just bought a book to help me with the installation process. Well, i cant choose this option, it doesnt exist, instead it tells me there is not enough space and i must manually partition with either disk druid or FDISK. I chose disk druid, selected the partition that i want to install to(it says FAT32, this IS the second partition, but is this right?), choose 'edit' and select a mount point (/). Click next then i get an error saying that i should report this to u guys...what am i doing wrong?!?!?! and what do i do?!?!? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Run GUI install 2.select workstation install 3.shouldnt i be able to use automatic partitioning here? tried checking out Disk Druid 4.select mount point (/) on partition 2 (FAT32???this cant be right...can it?) 4.Click next Actual Results: error msg telling me to report bug Expected Results: Should have moved on to network configuration Additional info: Here is the error code: Traceback (innermost last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ? intf.run(todo, test = test) File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 336, in run self.icw.run () File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run mainloop () File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop _gtk.gtk_main() File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__ ret = apply(self.func, a) File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in nextClicked self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked) File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in setScreen new_screen = screen.getScreen () File "/var/tmp/anaconda- 7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/rootpartition_gui.py", line 133, in getScreen avail = apply(isys.spaceAvailable, self.todo.fstab.getRootDevice()) File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 10, in spaceAvailable mount(device, "/mnt/space", fstype = fsystem) File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 99, in mount rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly) SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument') Local variables in innermost frame: fstype: vfat location: /mnt/space devName: /tmp/hda2 readOnly: 0 device: /tmp/hda2 ToDo object: (itodo ToDo p1 (dp2 S'method' p3 (iimage CdromInstallMethod p4 (dp5 S'progressWindow' p6 <failed>
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-11-21 02:19:23 UTC
Hmm...it's hard to know what state your partition table is in after you used FIPS, since I don't know what your partition table looked like before you used it, and I don't know what it looks like now. It sounds to me like FIPS perhaps did the wrong thing. Can you boot into Windows to see how much space Windows now thinks it has? It should occupy the first 10 GB of the disk, but it's good to check that that is the case. If that is the case, do you now have a second FAT partition that takes up the second half of the drive? You want to install Linux onto an ext2 partition, instead of a FAT partition.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-12-02 03:30:39 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.