Bug 167855

Summary: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda5 - Device or resource
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Michael McMahon <michael.mcmahon>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Michael McMahon 2005-09-08 21:28:17 UTC
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Description of problem:
I recieved the following error "Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda5 - Device or resource" while installing fedora 4 on a new Dell Deminsion 9100 (DIM 9100 630 3.0GHz, 512MB Dual Channel DDR2 400MHz (2x256) Memory, 160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive, 256MB nVidia Ge Force 6800)with the request that I copy the anacdump to bugzilla (will attach). 

It occured during a text install - graphic install froze as soon as graphics loaded and when installed with the boot line 'linux nofb' I recieved the error along the lines of 'unsupported video mode' at the same stage in the process - I don't know if that had anything to do with the error.

The command line I finally installed from was:

linux jfs nofb ide=nodma

hope this helps. 

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


How reproducible:
Didn't try


Additional info:

* had unresolved dependencies, resolved.
* moving (1) to step confirminstall
* discNums is [1]
* don't have 2
* moving (1) to step install
* id.methodstr = cdrom://hda:/mnt/source 0
* moving (1) to step enablefilesystems
* parted exception: Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda5 - Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/sda5 until you reboot - so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.


/tmp/lvmout:
  No volume groups found
apable devices
    Wiping internal VG cache
    Finding all volume groups
  No volume groups found
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
cal volumes.  This may take a while...

Comment 1 Michael McMahon 2005-09-08 21:37:01 UTC
Created attachment 118612 [details]
anacdump

This the anacdump created by the error message with a request that it be
submitted to bugzilla.

Comment 2 Michael McMahon 2005-09-09 14:18:59 UTC
I have reinstalled using ext3 instead of jfs on /dev/sda5 and this seems to have
solved the problem. 

small correction to the info above - the boot line should have read 

linux jfs nofb ide=nodma text

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2005-09-09 14:47:32 UTC
It probably should have worked regardless of what filesystem you used on the
second attempt as long as you provided the same partitioning information.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160693 ***