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Description of problem:
I get this when starting the installation of packages on my Toshiba A75-S211.
An unhandled exception has occured. This is most likely a bug. Please copy
the full text of this exception and file a detailed bug report against anaconda at http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/
Traceback (most recent call last)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1137, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 244, in renderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 873, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 174, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 582, in turnOnFilesystems
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 1472, in createLogicalVolumes
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 2066, in setupDevice
raise SystemError, "pvcreate failed for %s" % (volume,)
SystemError" pvcreate failed for <fsset.PartitionDevice instance at 0xb7b2e4ec>
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from FC4 DVD
2. choose either graphical or text installation. Both fail.
3. start package installation
Actual Results: popup "Exception Occured" dialog box
I tried manually changing the partitions to 'ext3' rather than LVM, but then I get a dialog box saying it can't format hda at the same point.
AFAIK, there's nothing wrong with the drive or laptop. Latest Ubuntu installed just fine and I had no problem later restoring Windows XP Home. I'm using the laptop right now. I don't see any options in the BIOS that seem relevent.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160255 ***