Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124843
Anaconda crashes when a freebsd partions exists on the hard
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
I faced the bug in the fedora core 1. I send the bug send message
generated by anaconda but i didn't understand the reason (acually it
installed after i removed (also formatted) my bds partion).
Installing fedora core 2 the same problem raised and i tried several
times and i am sure that the only problem was the bsd partion.
I wonder what is the need for anaconda for checking other partions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.try to install fedra
Actual Results: An error waiting for cancel or ignore apears in any
way the installation cancels
Expected Results: installation to continue. even not to check it.
*** Bug 125453 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This may be due to the kernel not handling BLKPG ioctls correctly when
there's a freebsd label present.
*** Bug 91105 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What happens if you run parted on the disk?
I am also experiencing the exact same problem with Fedora Core 2 and
FreeBSD 5.1. I get an error saying
Could not inform the kernel about changes to /dev/hda1 [which is my
FreeBSD partition] - Device or resource busy
And then I get the choice of Ignore or Cancel and in both cases the
installer gives a stack-trace. I haven't been able to figure out a way
to capture that stack-trace. It might be useful.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
*** Bug 159570 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
From bug #159570 and the other dupes -- is it safe to assume that this bug
should be moved to version "devel"?
Definitely an old bug, but it doesn't seem to be happening in rawhide now (and
it may not happen in FC5, but I didn't check that).
I installed FreeBSD on to an empty system. I gave it 10GB and left the rest of
the drive unpartitioned. After that I installed rawhide and told it to use the
available space on the drive. It worked fine, but this might not be the problem
Can one of the reporters try FC5 and/or rawhide and see if this problem is still
I just reinstalled one of my development boxes, marked (but
did not install therein) a FreeBSD-type partition. Fedora
Core 5 installed without this problem.
So as far as I can tell, I'm not able to reproduce it.
Yeah, I don't think this bug applies anymore. I'm going to close it.