Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122606
NameError traceback when installing grub on XFS filesystem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
If I use the "xfs" option, partition with "/" as XFS, and do not set
up a separate "/boot", then anaconda (or booty) tracebacks when
installing grub. The traceback actually percolates up from booty, but
I don't know whether booty or anaconda is ultimately the guilty party.
I have looked at the other bug reports regarding grub installation
with XFS and AFAICT my symptoms are different so I'm guessing it's
truly a different bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installer with "xfs" option.
2. In Disk Druid, format "/" partition as XFS. (If you have a separate
"/boot", then format that as XFS, but I didn't test that scenario.)
3. Attempt to finish the install as normal.
Actual Results: When it attempts to install grub, I get the traceback
which I will be attaching in the next hour or so. (I have a traceback,
but I saved it onto a 720K floppy and mdir says "0 bytes free" so I
want to reproduce this bug again and make sure nothing was truncated.
Expected Results: Install proceeds uneventfully.
Created attachment 100033 [details]
dump of traceback from booty trying to install grub onto xfs filesystem
Fixed in booty-0.37-1