Bug 121798 - Installer crashes when creating and initializing partitions
Installer crashes when creating and initializing partitions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-04-27 17:40 EDT by Jaak Simm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-22 15:34:36 EDT
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Traceback of the crash, saved into a floppy. (656.30 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-27 17:42 EDT, Jaak Simm
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Description Jaak Simm 2004-04-27 17:40:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Firstly, the installer gives the famous "Unable to align partitions
correctly..." warning. This may be the cause of the bug.

The install crashes when formating and initializing partitions.
Prompts python traceback, which I saved on my floppy and then asks for

I have just one ide Maxtor 80GB (ATA), with following partitions
before installation:
- 60gb NTFS (in the beginning of partition)
- then 10gb logical partition with FAT32 and empty space for swap
- empty space (10gb)

Partition selected during installation:
1) Created swap of 1G into the logical partition, placed into the
freespace after FAT32
2) /boot of 100MB in the beginning of the empty space (primary partition)
3) / fills the end of the drive (primary partition)

Here is the traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1044, in handleRenderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 242, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 763, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 169, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 237, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 669, in doPreInstall
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 172, in mergeFullHeaders
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 52, in mountMedia
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 90, in mountDirectory
    readOnly = 1);
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 173, in mount
    rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly, bindMount,
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora2-test3 isos (i386)

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

After the install, my computer booted to windows and hda5 was there,
but without any data. It seems the partition table was somehow damaged.
Comment 1 Jaak Simm 2004-04-27 17:42:50 EDT
Created attachment 99728 [details]
Traceback of the crash, saved into a floppy.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-22 15:34:36 EDT
Should be happier now.

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