Bug 163432 - Installer crashes on disk partioning
Installer crashes on disk partioning
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Pete Zaitcev
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-16 06:54 EDT by Simon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-18 04:46:05 EDT
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Anaconda dump file after disk partitioning failed. (1.39 MB, text/plain)
2005-07-16 06:56 EDT, Simon
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Description Simon 2005-07-16 06:54:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
FC4 installer crashed when on disk partitioning phase. There are 2 SATA drives in my PC, and installing FC4 to second disk (/dev/sdb). First attempt was a manual configuration, second attempt was default using LVM. /dev/sda contains 2 NTFS partitions with Windows XP installed. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.In disk partitioning setup, choose automatic disk partitioning, installing to /dev/sdb.

Actual Results:  Got the anaconda dump which I saved to floppy.

Expected Results:  Expected the partitioning to happen successfully, and FC4 to install.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Simon 2005-07-16 06:56:43 EDT
Created attachment 116838 [details]
Anaconda dump file after disk partitioning failed.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-18 15:15:33 EDT
Looks like things were going badly due to overrunning some space available with
spamming of the following in the logs:
  <4>drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -75 received
  <4>drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -75 received
Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2005-07-18 15:45:28 EDT
So, does it all work when using a different keyboard or mouse?
Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2005-09-08 17:06:37 EDT
This symptom is typical for the Microsoft Natural keyboard.
If for some reason a report was not read, next report is appended
to the previous one and the result is a persistent bubble condition.
Is this a Microsoft keyboard? Does other keyboard work?
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 19:53:04 EDT
http://fedora.isphuset.no/ contains an unofficial Fedora 4.1, which may get you
up and running, as it has a install kernel based on one of the errata kernels.
Comment 6 Pete Zaitcev 2005-10-18 04:46:05 EDT
Simon seems to be uncooperative, which is too bad, because I just had
a thremendous idea how to handle the Microsoft Natural and the bubble
condition. But it needs a strong reproducer. Closing as "buy a different

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