|Summary:||Crash during "Transferring Install Image To Hard Drive"|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Daryll <daryll>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Erik Troan <ewt>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-08-21 19:27:45 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Daryll 2000-08-05 15:16:33 UTC
Short Description: You appear to want to copy an 80MB install image to the root filesystem in order to do the install. If the disk doesn't have that much space the install crashes and leaves the system in a difficult to recover state. Long Description: When the crash occurred it displayed an error box with buttons to save to floppy and to scroll the display, but the user interface is frozen at this point, so the display is useless. I switched to VT1 and copied the following Python dump by hand: File /var/tmp/anaconda-7.0//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.pu, Line 19 in run rc=self.todo.doInstall() File /var/tmp/anaconda-7.0//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/ToDo.py Line 1451 in DoInstall self.method.systemMounted(self.fstab, self.instPath, self.hdListSelected()) File /var/tmp/anaconda-7.0//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/image.py Line 40 in SystemMounted (self.progresswindow,_("Copying File"), File /var/tmp/anaconda-7.0//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/util.py Line 144, in copyFile.os.write(t, count) Also the error message appeared as: OSError: [Errno 28] No Space Left on Device At this point my only choice was to reboot. This left the file systems dirty. My next install it told me I needed to go into Linux to fsck. I did that. Linux didn't come up cleanly because the root was full, so the mount table couldn't be written during statup and therefore df couldn't work. Also the rpm database appears to have been converted at this point, so rpm no longer works on the system. Suggestions: First, check that there is space for the install image before installing it! Second, if possible allow that image to go on another partition on the system. My root is only 128MB, so even when I freed enough space to get the install on it it needed more space to do the actuall install and it failed again.
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-08-07 17:14:17 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-09 16:40:52 UTC
I think this is fixed now - ewt?
Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-08-09 16:50:09 UTC
Comment 4 Daryll 2000-08-19 05:45:54 UTC
RC-1 does not fix the problem. Now the installer decides that the file system image should be installed on /home, but fails the space check on /home because the filesystem doesn't exist. When I looked in the debugger I saw that the variable fsystem was set to "/home". Interestingly enough /home is not the file system with the most space on my system.
Comment 5 Erik Troan 2000-08-21 19:24:47 UTC
Did you use the RC1 update disk?
Comment 6 Daryll 2000-08-21 19:27:42 UTC
No I used straight RC1. I will try again with RC2.
Comment 7 Erik Troan 2000-08-21 19:30:44 UTC
This problem definitely occured w/o the updates disk. Reopen if RC2 still freaks out.