Bug 84770

Summary: install fails on update if boot loader update is skipped
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Public Beta Reporter: Need Real Name <grover>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Priority: medium    
Version: phoebeCC: grover
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Bug Blocks: 79578, 84358    
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Description Need Real Name 2003-02-21 04:02:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
Text mode install fails consistently if I select the "upgrade existing
installation" option, and opt to skip updating the boot loader.

The existing installation I am trying to update is phoebe beta 2, installed on
hda4.  I already have RHL8.0 installed on partitions hda2,5,6, and I boot using
grub (from RHL8.0) installed in the mbr of hda.  

I saved the python dump to disk and I will try to attach it later.



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


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert phoebe beta 3 CD1
2. boot into text mode install
3. select upgrade existing installation, and skip the boot loader update
    

Actual Results:  install fails

Expected Results:  sucessfull install

Additional info:

Python traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 739, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 438, in run
    rc = apply(win, (self.screen, ) + args)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/upgrade_bootloader_text.py", line 113, in __call__
    self.bl.setDevice(self.bootDev)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 224, in setDevice
    (dev, part) = getDiskPart(device)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1428, in getDiskPart
    cut = len(dev)
TypeError: len() of unsized object

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-02-21 04:04:26 UTC
Created attachment 90237 [details]
python dump

This is the file that anaconda wrote to floppy disk after the install failed.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-21 21:47:46 UTC
Fixed in CVS

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-03-31 15:45:22 UTC
Assuming fixed. Please reopen if it occurs with the final release.