Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111906
anaconda error with existing Solaris partion on disk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
Attempting to install Fedora Core 1 onto a disk with multiple
existing operating systems, one of which is Solaris.
e.g. /dev/hda1 - Windows 2K
/dev/hda2 - Solaris
/dev/hda3 - extended container
/dev/hda5 - RedHat 7.3
/dev/hda6 - swap
/dev/hda7 ... other Linux
/dev/hda15 - free space for Fedora
Anaconda detects the Solaris partition as an unformated Linux Swap
(they both share the same #) and offers to format it. If you say no,
install continues. Then in DiskDruid, that partition is STILL
selected to be reformatted. If you change the selection to Leave as
is and exit DiskDruid, you receive an error box:
"Error: Informing the kernel about modifications to
partition /dev/hda2 - Device or Resource Busy.
Click continue and a little while later, anaconda dies. The
abbreviated traceback is:
/usr/bin/anaconda line 1120 in ?
/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py line 474 in dispatch.gotoNext
dispatch.py line 236
packages.py line 527
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 1 Install Disk
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure system with multiple OS (Solaris as /dev/hda2)
2. Start install of Fedora
3. Indicate NOT to reformat 'unformated swap partition' /dev/hda2
4. In disk druid, set file options 'leave unchanged' for /dev/hda2
and /dev/hda15 for mount point / for Fedora
can you record the entire traceback and post it here?
Nope - unfortunately, I worked around the problem by installing to an
empty disk, and then ghosting that over.
However, I have to tell you, the only thing in that traceback was
those .py scripts at those line #s. No data, nothing...
Does this still happen wiht Fedora Core 2?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen this bug if you have further
information to add to the report.