Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15096
Doing UMSDOS install on Windows partition failed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 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
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?
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).
I think I have identified this issue - looking at it.
Ok I just did an install on our latest tree and it properly handles this case