Bug 11257 - Partitionless install weirdness
Partitionless install weirdness
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-05-05 17:45 EDT by marty
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-10 15:37:55 EDT
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Description marty 2000-05-05 17:45:33 EDT
Once the size of the redhat.img file created reaches 2,147,483,647 bytes
the installation fails with an anaconda error:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 342, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1165, in run
    rc = apply (step[1](), step[2])
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 702, in __call__
    if todo.doInstall ():
  File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 1112, in doInstall
    self.fstab.mountFilesystems (self.instPath)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 428, in mountFilesystems
    isys.ddfile("/mnt/loophost/redhat.img", self.loopbackSize)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 52, in ddfile
    _isys.ddfile(fd, megs)
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
Comment 1 marty 2000-05-08 09:52:59 EDT
To be more clear, choosing a value greater than 2047 MB for the / filesystem
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-05-10 15:37:59 EDT
Yes, this is because of the 2G partition size limit for DOS filesystems.  So,
basically this is a limitation of the underlying FAT32 filesystem and has
nothing to do with the linux installation.  We will have a limiter in the next
release to prevent users from breaking this barrier . . . just didn't think
about it for this release.
Comment 3 jszabo 2000-05-13 16:41:59 EDT
fat32 can be greater than 2G
fat16 cannot

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