Bug 354571

Summary: live install fails when there's a pre-existing install
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: davidz, rvokal
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Description Bill Nottingham 2007-10-26 13:46:01 EDT
Description of problem:

/dev/sda1 was my prior '/boot'. anaconda autopartitioned it to be a new /boot.

At some point in doing so, nautilus mounted it. Ergo, mke2fs failed, and
anaconda pops up:

 'An error occured trying to format sda1. This problem is serious, and the
install cannot continue. Press <Enter> to exit the installer.'

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Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2007-10-26 13:54:15 EDT
Does it work if you lock hal manually using hal-lock(1)? lshal --monitor should
also show when someone takes the lock...
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-10-26 14:04:29 EDT
anaconda's using the wrong path to see if haldaemon is running. Fixed in CVS...
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-28 14:30:17 EDT
Fix confirmed by doing an install with rawhide-20071028 x86_64 live image with
preexisting install on the disk