Bug 167861 - Installer delivers an error which forces reboot after the "About to Install" screen
Summary: Installer delivers an error which forces reboot after the "About to Install" ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160693
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-09-09 00:02 UTC by Cody Meglio
Modified: 2019-02-26 20:16 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-10 11:48:24 UTC

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.txt file saved by installer to flopy (853.32 KB, text/plain)
2005-09-09 00:05 UTC, Cody Meglio
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Description Cody Meglio 2005-09-09 00:02:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am a Linux noob. I just installed a second hard drive on my computer and wanted to install Fedora to the second drive. I booted up into Fedora. After testing all four CD-R's with results of "PASS," I continued the install, and selected the "Desktop" setup. I used Disk Druid to partition my second drive, creating 4 partitions - 1)a 102 MB /boot partition 2)a 1024 mb /swap partition 3)a 20480 mb / partition 4)a 16591 mb vfat /opt partition. Disk Druid then created hda2, hda3, hda4, and hda5. I clicked next, went through the rest of the setup through the "About to Install" step with no problems. Note: I chose to customize the packages to be installed. In addition, I chose to install GRUB to the /boot partition on the second hard drive. After clicking next on the "About to Install" screen, I was delivered three errors like this one: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/hdb5 - "Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/hdb5 until you reboot - so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting." After that, an "abnormal exception" or something like that. The box contained about 20 -30 lines of text. It instructed me to save the error to floppy and report the bug here. I did so and did a hard reboot. Windows XP booted and my second hard drive was partitioned but unformatted. To the best of my knowledge, nothing else occured.
I will post the .txt file that was saved to the floppy. I would really apprieciate your thoughts on this matter. Its not a huge deal that I get this fixed, I didn't lose data or anything major, but obviously I cannot install Fedora Core 4, which is what I set out to do. I guess I'll be sticking with XP for a little longer!

If they help, here are my system specs:

Emachines T2885
Intel Celeron 2.8 GHZ
512 MB PC 2700 RAM
16x DVD-ROM Drive
48x CD-RW Drive
HDA - Seagate 80 GB
HDB - Samsung 40 GB
ATI Radeon 9600SE
Dell M780 Monitor
Generic Wireless Mouse and Keyboard
Integrated LAN
Integrated Sound

Thanks for your help! 

-Cody M. 
Southeastern Ohio

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have not yet attempted to reproduce

Additional info:

Comment 1 Cody Meglio 2005-09-09 00:05:20 UTC
Created attachment 118617 [details]
.txt file saved by installer to flopy

Comment 2 Gerwin Krist 2005-09-10 11:48:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160693 ***

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