Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130161
Anaconda fails to mount vfat parition and bails out
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
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Description of problem:
If I create a windows partition and assign it a mount point (which I must do as otherwise Disk Druid complains), then the installation procedure formats the parition (or not, doesn't matter) and then tries to mount it.
The following errors can be found on console 4:
<4>Unable to load NLS charse ascii
<3>FAT: IO charset ascii not found
And this is on console 3:
* trying to mount hda2 on /mnt/windows
* isys.py:mount()- going to mount /tmp/hda2 on /mnt/sysimage/mnt/windows
On the X screen the following error is then displayed:
Error mounting device hda2 as /mnt/windows: Invalid argument
This most likely means this parition has not been formatted.
Press OK to reboot your system.
I labeled this bug as High priority as its is effectivly prevent me from installing Fedora Core unless I either give up on installing a dual boot system or play with Disk Druid until it lets me leave an empty un partitioned space at the start or middle of the disk and format it later (something I think cannot be done currently - see bug 130156)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora core 3 - test 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora core
2. create a vfat partition (mount it under /mnt/windows or something)
3. mark vfat partition to be formatted
3. create a couple of other paritions.
4. start the instlation
Actual Results: The above error will be displayed and the system will then reboot with no options of continuing the installation
Expected Results: The installation procedure should succesfuly mount the windows partition and continue to install package, or - at the least offer the option of ignoring the error and continuing normally (who needs the windows parition while installing linux anyway ? I only create it to install windows later)
Kernel bug, fixed with newer kernels.
*** Bug 128919 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***