Bug 11007 - Anaconda exception during 6.2 install
Summary: Anaconda exception during 6.2 install
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-04-23 20:51 UTC by Daniel Huang
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-22 17:31:17 UTC
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Description Daniel Huang 2000-04-23 20:51:39 UTC
Hardware: Dell Dimension XPS T850r P-III 850 MHz with 40 GB UDMA drive

Images: bootnet-20000407.img, update-disk-20000419.img

Installation options: HTTP install; custom workstation

Problem: after selecting where to install LILO (in the MBR or the boot
partition -- this bug happens no matter which I choose), Anaconda dies in
checkBoot in isys.py, in a call to _isys.checkBoot(path).  The value of
path is '/tmp/hde5', which is my DOS partition.  The error is "No such file
or directory," although the device file /tmp/hde5 does exist.  Perhaps
that's not the file it means, but that's as much information as I could
wring out of it.  Tell me how to generate more details if you need them.

Comment 1 Anonymous 2000-04-23 23:24:59 UTC
Additional info:

I have an off-motherboard Ultra-DMA controller, the Promise Ultra 66.  Invoking
linux from the installer boot prompt with "linux ide2=0x1420,0x1416" allows the
kernel to see the hard drive, and Disk Druid thereafter correctly identifies
existing partitions, etc.

Comment 2 Anonymous 2000-04-24 05:05:59 UTC
The bug does *not* occur when I choose the "install GNOME workstation" option
instead of the "custom install" option.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-04-24 11:14:59 UTC
Forwarding this issue to a developer for further action.

Comment 4 Anonymous 2000-04-26 22:36:59 UTC
Here's another bug uncovered by this one: when choosing the GNOME Workstation
option, the installer gives no opportunity to specify kernel parameters for
lilo.conf.  (The installer *does* prompt for these parameters when one chooses
the Custom Install option.)  This means that the "ide2=..." argument I passed to
the kernel to make the installer work wasn't present when I rebooted, so I had
to start from scratch.  This time, just after installation and just before
rebooting, I escaped to another VT, edited lilo.conf with "ed" and re-ran lilo
in order to get `append="ide2=..."' into the lilo configuration.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-23 18:47:52 UTC
The "GNOME Workstation" install option is a quick link that fills in defaults
for several screens, so you will not get prompted about the LILO options, etc. 
Use a 'Custom' install in that case.

Could you try Red Hat Linux 7 on this box and report if you continue to have

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-22 17:31:14 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.

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