Bug 176668

Summary: Installer reports error: kernel does not recognize modified partition.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ken Hughes <hugh_wken>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Ken Hughes 2005-12-29 10:21:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
Whether manually or automatic partition setting soon after install of OS begins error message appears and installation halts.  When I changed the ext3 to ext2 in the partition editior the installation went through without error messages or halting.  Error message receive:error: Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/hdb2 - Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/hdb2 until you reboot - so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Load Disc 1 fc4 iso.
2.modify partition using ext3.
3.Within initial install error message appears and halt.

Actual Results:  Only option was to reboot and start OS installation again.

Expected Results:  Successful loading of OS using ext3 format in partitions.

Additional info:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1137, in handleRenderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 244, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 873, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 174, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 242, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 579, in turnOnFilesystems
    diskset.savePartitions ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 726, in savePartitions
error: Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/hdb2 - Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/hdb2 until you reboot - so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <partedUtils.DiskSet instance at 0xb7d0ca2c>
disk: <PedDisk object at 0xb7f38308>

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PC Dell i386
2 IDE hard drives hda-Maxtor - 16G, hdb-Western Bell- 20G
primary, slave respective
Windows 2000 on primary, slave formatted in ntfs, initially
Memory 384MB
Processor PentiumIV 485Mhz
1 dvd-rom drive, 1 cd burner, 1 iomega disk drive, 1 floppy drive
1 ethernet card, 1 modem
N-vidia graphics card
Turtle Beach sound card

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-06 03:55:26 UTC

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