Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106260
Installer crashes when trying to detect existing root partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
After choosing language, keyboard and mouse, installer apparently tries to start
partioning tool and promptly crashes with following spew:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 761, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 157, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 225, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py", line 42, in findRootParts
id.rootParts = findExistingRoots(intf, id, chroot)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py", line 65, in findExistingRoots
rootparts = diskset.findExistingRootPartitions(intf, chroot)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 479, in findExistingRootPartitions
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py", line 81, in vgactivate
raise SystemError, "vgchange failed"
SystemError: vgchange failed
My disk setup consists of:
hda: 120GB Maxtor disk containing Windows install, multimedia files and games
hdb: 40GB IBM disk - intended target for Redhat 9 install
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put in cd1 and reboot - doesn't matter if text only install is chosen
2. Choose language, keyboard and mouse
3. Stare annoyed at crash message :)
Actual Results: Installer crashes, outputting listed error message.
Expected Results: Installer should have continued to disk editing part I suppose...
See above in description for relevant error message and my disk setup.
The patch in bug 102193 may be of help.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99384 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.