Bug 1010017 - Anaconda crashes manipulating custom partitions and just generally misbehaves
Anaconda crashes manipulating custom partitions and just generally misbehaves
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-09-19 13:28 EDT by Rick Graham
Modified: 2014-09-16 09:33 EDT (History)
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Description Rick Graham 2013-09-19 13:28:24 EDT
Description of problem:

Trying to install on a 1/2T Passport USB3 from a Fedora 19 DVD.

In short I can't:
   - create a custom install target partitions
   - assume a preconfigured install target partitioning
   - delete existing install target partition maps

All of these options lead to completely erroneous error messages and crashes...

Anadonda (19-30.13.1) refuses to let me use custom partitioning.  I tried two approaches, using the interface to create custom partitioning and pre partitioning the disk on another linux box.

In both cases, I have swap, boot, root(/) and home created and assigned as target partitions, anaconda then complains that there is no room to install.


Your current Fedora software selection requires 6.74 gigabytes of available space including 2.89
GB for software and ....blah blah


I've told it to reformat, but there is still a preserve flag on it that crashed anaconda when I try to remove it.  Anaconda Crashes when I delete all partitions on the drive and try to recreate the partition table. (2x)

Installing on a usb3 drive on a Mac Air.  Sorry, I don't have the confidence in this installer to let it do what it wants, and it refuses to do what I want.

This is a showstopper for installing fedora 19 in this way.  It appears to be a my way or the highway thing.

(Also no wireless because if incomplete connection interface, but this has been deemed not a bug)

How reproducible:

Try to create a custom partition table (non LVM) in a usb3 drive (WD Passport 1/2T) and install to it.  Anaconda says there is no room in spite of having a partition table that looks like this:

/home 363GB sdb4
swap 4GB sdb2
/boot 10GB sdb1
/ 100GB sdb3 (insists on reformat, although it is clean, still, no joy)

Manipulation of the partitioning leads to crashes.
Comment 1 David Shea 2013-09-19 13:35:12 EDT
Please attach the traceback file from the crash along with any other log files that are in /tmp
Comment 2 Rick Graham 2013-09-19 15:05:34 EDT
I'm installing from a USB DVD to a USB3 drive with a Mac Air in the middle.

Is there a way to configure this so I have a /tmp I can read after a crash?
Comment 3 David Shea 2013-09-19 15:08:46 EDT
You can switch to a virtual terminal after the crash by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F2, or you can use the exception dialog to report a bug with the log files attached.
Comment 4 David Lehman 2013-09-19 17:29:18 EDT
Please read through the storage portion of the installation guide:

Comment 5 Rick Graham 2014-09-16 09:33:04 EDT
I can't supply the data requested.

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