Bug 140594 - installer crashes (unhandled exception) in partitioning
Summary: installer crashes (unhandled exception) in partitioning
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-23 19:28 UTC by david d zuhn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-11-25 04:56:38 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
python error call stack (802 bytes, text/plain)
2004-11-23 19:29 UTC, david d zuhn
no flags Details
The kickstart file used during the installation (2.09 KB, text/plain)
2004-11-23 19:30 UTC, david d zuhn
no flags Details

Description david d zuhn 2004-11-23 19:28:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm doing a kickstart based installation on a Dell2650, using RHEL 3 U3. 

The node contains a QLogic 2200 HBA, plus a single SCSI disk.

A dialog comes up with an unhandled python exception.  The traceback
will be attached to this bug, as will the kickstart file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install with attached kickstart file.  crash occurs automatically

Actual Results:  System crashes.

Expected Results:  System should install properly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 david d zuhn 2004-11-23 19:29:10 UTC
Created attachment 107324 [details]
python error call stack

Comment 2 david d zuhn 2004-11-23 19:30:12 UTC
Created attachment 107325 [details]
The kickstart file used during the installation

Some sensitive information has been changed (nisdomain, comment text, and the
root password).

Comment 3 david d zuhn 2004-11-23 19:46:35 UTC
This was partly  a case of having a misunderstanding of the hardware
situation on this machine.  The local drive is seen as sda on this
machine, while the kickstart file was set up for sde.  

I've lowered the severity, as there is an easy workaround (get the
drives listed correctly in the kickstart file).  The bug is still
open, since this case should have been handled more gracefully than a
python traceback.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-25 04:56:38 UTC
Kickstart's handling of errors is generally giving a traceback.  Newer
code makes the errors be a little bit better, but there's still not a
good unified way of presenting them more reliably to a user.  There's
another RFE open about overall improvements of kickstart's error handling.

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