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Bug 11889 - Install fails: anaconda/python error
Install fails: anaconda/python error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-06-03 21:38 EDT by reddytm
Modified: 2016-11-14 11:46 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-03 21:38:35 EDT
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Description reddytm 2000-06-03 21:38:34 EDT
I am trying to install V6.1 on a Dell Dimension XPS T600r running Win98.
I have partioned my hard drive into two parts of 7868 MB and 11602MB 
respectively using "fips.exe" provided with the package. I am trying to 
install linux in the second partion. I have downloaded the updates-RHEA-
1999_045.img and boot-RHEA-1999_045.img too from the ftp site and used 
rawrite to create the boot disks.

I tried running the install in gui mode and it came with the following 
An error occured No valid devices were found on which to create new 

And when i used the text mode I got the following messages:
Traceback(innermost last):

File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 225, in ?
intf.run(todo, test=test).

File "/tmp/updates/text.py", line 1009, in 
run rc=apply(step[1](), step[2])

File "/mnt/redhat/comps/install/6.1/1386/RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5
/site-packages/textw/partioning.py", line 116, in __call__

TypeError: list of strings

I bought the Official Redhat6.1 Standard edition. But the free online 
support expired before I could use it. I didn't work on the install as 
soon as I registered.

My system details are:
# P3 600MHz
# 20.4GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive, 7200RPM with a ATA 66 controller card
# 128MB SDRAM with ECC
# 32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64 Graphics Card

I tried to give you all the possible details. Please let me know if you 
need anything else.

Please help me!
Thanks in advance
Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-10 00:12:59 EDT
thank you for your report... unfortunately, we could not reproduce this problem
in our tests; this issue may be hardware specific ...

 - we created a full drive win 32 vfat partition on a 12 Gb drive
 - used fips to partition the partition into two partitions
	drive partition 1: 7867 Mb  (Win95 VFAT 32)
	drive partition 2: 5075 Mb  (Win95 VFAT 32)
 - booted into the 6.1 installer
 - both drive partitions 1 & 2 are available to the installer (ie no exception
or error about 'no valid devices found'...)
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-10 00:14:26 EDT

before you used fips to partition your drive, did you try to boot the 6.1
installer?  Did you get the same error about 'No valid devices found' ...?

Comment 3 openshift-github-bot 2016-11-14 11:46:06 EST
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/origin

Merge pull request #11898 from jim-minter/issue11889

Merged by openshift-bot

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