|Summary:||installer crashed on beginning of installation, error occured trying to initialize swap device sda5|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||teejay <thecombjelly>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-10-05 15:02:21 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description teejay 2007-09-27 12:24:34 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5; Linux) KHTML/3.5.6 (like Gecko) Description of problem: trying to install of kde live cd. the installer crashes at the beginning of the installation giving this message: "an error occurred trying to initialize swap on device sda5. this problem is serious, and the install cannon continue. press <enter> to exit the installer." i have mepis 7 beta currently installed and i selected the option to manually partition hard drive. i have one hard drive with a root partition, home partition, boot partition, and a swap partition, also a small ntfs partition. the swap partition is on an extended partition. also sometimes i get this error message just before manual partition setup. "/dev/sda5 has a partition type of 0x82 (linux swap) but does not appear to be formatted as a linux swap partition. would you like to format this partition as a swap partition?" i select yes. the swap partition has been used on multiple versions of linux including fedora 7 and it worked fine. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 18.104.22.168 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. start live cd installer. 2. click through and choose manual partition setup. 3. /dev/sda1 as /boot and format /dev/sda2 as / and format /dev/sda3 as ntfs - not changed /dev/sda4 as Extended /dev/sda5 as swap and format /dev/sda6 as /home and no format 4. default settings for rest of installer 5. click 'next' to start installation and error message appears Actual Results: the error message appeared and 4 autodetect windows appeared for /home /boot 12G media and another 12G media. Expected Results: the installer should have did its stuff and installed the system. Additional info: the computer is an hp dv6000 with an amd64x2 turion nvidia geforce 7200 GO and broadcom wireless. with older kernels sometimes system would not boot and with fedora 7 default kernel there was a problem with ACPI and the only way to use it was with the kernel parameter vga=792. using that parameter and also when using other distros the system locks up on shut down at syncing hardware clock to system time. there is believed to be a problem with ACPI on these computers.
Comment 1 teejay 2007-09-27 12:29:39 UTC
tried to delete the swap partition within the installer and than recreated the swap partition with the remaining free space. now when the installer begins i get this error message. "error informing the kernel about modification to partition /dev/sda6--device or resource busy. this means that linux wont know about any changes you made to /dev/sda6 until you reboot -- so you shouldnt mount it or use it in any way before rebooting." if i click 'ignore' the same error message as before appears. i used /dev/sda6 as the swap.
Comment 2 teejay 2007-09-27 12:53:47 UTC
i attempted to do an install without any swap partition and all works well until it starts formatting. at that point the whole system goes into a hard lock and must be restared.
Comment 3 teejay 2007-09-27 15:27:30 UTC
Created attachment 208521 [details] Detail of Unhandled Exception, Error, Anaconda i deleted the swap file. than i added a swap file on the primary and then i tried to add another swap file to the extended and this error occurred.
Comment 4 teejay 2007-09-27 16:27:56 UTC
i tried installing again and selected the 'remove all partitions and create default layout' option and this time everything worked well until it got to "formating /boot partition" in which the system hard locked.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-05 15:02:21 UTC
this is resolved in test3