Bug 15096 - Doing UMSDOS install on Windows partition failed
Doing UMSDOS install on Windows partition failed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-08-02 01:51 EDT by Mark Allen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-17 14:45:16 EDT
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Description Mark Allen 2000-08-02 01:51:23 EDT
I have an eMachines Celeron 466, 8GB Maxtor EIDE drive, ATI Rage LT video,
Cirrus Crystal Sound, HP 9300 CD-RW writer, Windows 98 Second Edition, with
all the latest Windows updates.

Booted the pinstripe beta. Told Disk Druid to assign a 3000 GB / partition
to /dev/hda1.  It started to create the partition, and about 80% through,
it quit with an anaconda exception. I copied most of it to paper, so
forgive me if there are omissions.

/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py, line 19 run rc =

then in todo.py, line 1425 in doInstall, self.fstab.makeFilesystems()

then in fstab.py, line 627 makeFilesystems (self.progressWindow,

File /usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py, line 78 in ddfile, os.write(fd, buf)

OS Error: [Errno 27] File too large

Then X windows wedged, although the mouse still worked and I could switch
virtual consoles.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-04 16:10:06 EDT
The installer should not allow you to create a 3000MB lookback file - could you
give step by step instructions
of how to reproduce this bug?

Also - what does your partition table look like before you start the install?
Comment 2 Mark Allen 2000-08-04 16:43:28 EDT
Partition table has only one entry for the Windows partition which is the size
of the entire disk.

As for the install procedure, it was a normal X windows based install. When I
was asked to do disk partitioning, I chose "manual using disk druid", selected
the Windows partition, in the dialog box, I chose mount point "/" and then size
of 3000MB. Clicked OK.  Then I clicked Next, agreed that I knew what I was doing
and that I wouldn't be able to use any other Linux partitions and then clicked
through to installation. (I selected GNOME workstation installation).
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 12:31:01 EDT
I think I have identified this issue - looking at it.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 14:45:14 EDT
Ok I just did an install on our latest tree and it properly handles this case

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