Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 141570
anaconda crashes attempting to mount sysimage
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
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Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes with an unexpected exception dump during installation
of rawhide on an AMD K6-2. The dump is at:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. burn rawhide boot.iso to CD-RW
2. boot, select custom install
3. finish selections and let anaconda proceed
Actual Results: Anaconda produces an exception
Expected Results: normal installation process
AMD K6-2 @380MHz 320MB RAM Standard IDE disks (20GB 120GB)
Asus P5A-B mobo Verbatim CD-R (hdc)
Tulip ethernet 3c509 ethernet
I see this too.
*** Bug 142139 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I just hit this as well. And I've got a machine sitting here in the
crashed state if that would be useful.
It's clear that the bind mount fails:
# mount -o bind /dev /mnt/sysimage/dev
mount: Mounting /dev on /mnt/sysimage/dev failed: Invalid argument
I doubt that that failure is anaconda's fault, but perhaps it would be
useful for anaconda to cleanly deal with the failure at least until
the underlying bug is fixed?
I wouldn't know where to start digging through this but:
# mount /dev /mnt/sysimage/ --bind
# mount |grep sysimage
/dev on /mnt/sysimage type none (rw,bind)
*** Bug 142776 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As an additonal note. This problem happened on the upgrade,
installation with automatic partitioning and with selecting what
partition scheme to use.
The attachment in duplicate bug 142776 shows the anaconda dump text
from the upgrade attempt.
Back to FC3 with a clean installation.
taj: no, you need to run that on VT2 *during* stage2 to see it.
Is this a kernel change or an anaconda problem? CCing davej..
I booted a new disk to confirm. The busybox syntax is indeed different with
regards to -bind. I also notice on VT2 during stage2 that while bind mounting
"mount /dev /mnt/sysimage/dev -o bind"
"mount /dev/pts /mnt/sysimage/dev -o bind"
works. I just tried this because /dev/pts shows as a mount point while /dev
This is being caused by bind mounts off of the (initramfs-based)
rootfs not working.
Al -- is this as designed? If so, I can mount a ramfs on the rootfs
to use for /dev so that I can later bind mount that instead, but I
want to make sure there's not something lingering in the kernel here.
You are not allowed to create bindings *to* rootfs. You can, of
course, mount ramfs on rootfs's /dev and bind to it, no problems with
Committed changes so that we should create a tmpfs /dev like on the
Trying today's Raw Hide I got a traceback saying something like:
"select expects exactly two arguments"
context was select("kernel-devel"). Dunno whether this is before or
after this bug.
rawhide of 2005.01.09 works okay
Thank you for verifying this