Bug 159904 - parted crashes with assertion message during OS install
parted crashes with assertion message during OS install
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-06-08 18:40 EDT by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-23 10:58:22 EDT
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Description Mike A. Harris 2005-06-08 18:40:10 EDT
Description of problem:
While installing RHEL4U1 RC (RHEL4-U1-re0525.0-i386-AS-DVD-ftp.iso), which
passes mediacheck correctly, I had a problem while partitioning using
disk druid.

My system has 3 OSs already installed:

- Windows XP (SP2)
- Fedora Core 2 (i386)
- Fedora Core 2 (x86_64)

There are 32Gb of free space left in an extended partition with which I
was attempting to carve 8Gb for a RHEL4/i386 install.  I selected the free
space area from the end of hdb, then chose "New", entered "8192" for size
in Mb, and chose "/" as mount point.  After hitting "ok" I got a parted
assertion dialog on screen, and logged to console which I'll attach
a digital picture of in a minute.

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

Not sure what parted release is in RHEL4-U1-re0525.0-i386-AS-DVD-ftp.iso
quite yet...

How reproducible:

So far, I only attempted it once, however I have not completed the install,
so I will attempt to undo what was done and reproduce again.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. 2 hard disks in machine as hda and hdb.  Windows XP SP2 on hda as one
   massive NTFS partition, unused by Linux at all.
2. hdb is a drive dedicated to my Linux installs, and has 2 Linux installations
   on it, and 32Gb of free space in an extended partition.
3. Select empty space, select NEW, type in 8192 in size field, and "/" as
   mount point, hit OK.
Actual results:
parted Bug assertion, to be attached in digital photo shortly.

Expected results:
8Gb partition created with no error.  ;o)

Additional info:
This is an AMD64 Solo system, which I'm doing an i386 install of RHEL4U1 rc on,
however I doubt that is related to the problem.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-06-09 13:51:15 EDT
Could you attach the image containing the assertion?
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-06-13 10:52:41 EDT
Yes, will do.  I took digital pics, but my camera batteries died.  Having
a few other problems that will delay the pictures for a day or so, but I'll
update this when I get a chance.  Sorry for the delay.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2005-09-23 10:58:22 EDT
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received the feedback we
requested, we will assume the problem was not reproduceable or has been fixed in
a later update for this product.  If you have further details, feel free to
reopen the report with the additional details attached.

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