Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121988
exception during install right after partitioning.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
I was installing on a laptop. I had an existing install winXP on
/dev/hda1 and FC1 with a ~905M swap partition in /dev/hda5 and ~14G
ext3 in /dev/hda6.
I told the installer to install a fresh version (not the upgrade).
When I got to the partitioning, I clicked auto, then back, then
manual. Then I assigned "/" to the 14G partition and set both the swap
and ext3 partition to format.
Got the warning about my / not working for some systems and said continue.
Then clicked on "format"
A window with "Exception Occured" in the title with the following
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 766, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1073, in setScreen
File "<string>", line 1, in ?
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/bootloader_main_gui.py", line 1
SyntaxError invalid syntax
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
installing from FC2-test3-DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
Tried to reproduce, but did not get the error. However I did not click
auto then back then manual on the retry.
Actual Results: Had to reboot and start the install all over.
Expected Results: I expected the install to continue.
I have recently reinstalled XP so the bootloader had been overwritten
by XP during the XP install.
I did a search for other bugs and found 121798 but it looked like a
different problem from what I am experiencing.
Did you verify your media according to the instructions at
Did the media check for the DVD and it passed. The version is 1.92 DVD
Can you try booting with 'linux ide=nodma'?
well, i was able to install the box originally. I Just didn't go into
the auto partition before backing up and going into the manual partition.
And when I tried to reproduce it, i could not get it to crash again.
So I am not sure booting with ide=nodma will help determine anything.
If you want me to do it anyway let me know and I will.