Bug 170003 - Installer exits abnormally after clicking next in choose partition method screen
Installer exits abnormally after clicking next in choose partition method screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
: 161877 166397 170004 170005 174231 174334 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-10-06 08:51 EDT by Jackson Wright
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-03-29 11:42:29 EST
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Partition Table (618 bytes, text/plain)
2005-10-07 09:31 EDT, Jackson Wright
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Description Jackson Wright 2005-10-06 08:51:07 EDT
Description of problem:
Every time I run the installer and get to the point where I choose whether or 
not to automatically partition the disk or use Disk Druid, I hit automatically 
and hit next, and it crashes.

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn on Computer.
2.Boot linux from the yaboot thing.
3.run anaconda
4.click through dialog boxes
5.beat hands on desk in frustration
6.reboot...try again
Actual results:
My installer exits abnormally after flashing a bug message.

Expected results:
It should continue the installation process.

Additional info:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 873 in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 174 in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 242 in moreStep
       rc=apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitioning.py", line 54 in partitionObjectsInitialize
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py", line 108 in setFromDisk
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 140, in 
      elif(part.get_flag(partd.PARTITION_BOOT) == 1 and
Attribute Error: "NoneType" object has no attribute 'name'
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-10-06 10:28:05 EDT
*** Bug 170005 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-10-06 10:28:15 EDT
*** Bug 170004 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2005-10-06 10:38:50 EDT
I've committed a fix on Rawhide which doesn't help you much right now.  If you
can attach your partition table to this bug report, we can probably come up with
a workaround for you.  You can get your partition table by waiting until the
graphical installer has come up, hitting cmd-alt-f2, and running:

parted /dev/hda p

It's also possible your disk might be /dev/sda, in which case you'd use that
Comment 4 Jackson Wright 2005-10-07 09:31:28 EDT
Created attachment 119703 [details]
Partition Table

This is what popped up when I followed your instructions.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-26 17:19:48 EST
*** Bug 166397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-26 17:19:48 EST
*** Bug 174231 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-26 17:21:26 EST
*** Bug 161877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-30 22:17:19 EST
*** Bug 174334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Mark Jaffe 2006-02-21 02:44:20 EST
 I am not clear on the method required to attach a printout of the partition table to the bug report. How 
would I get that from an uninstalled system to the one which I use to access the web? I am trying to install 
FC4 to an Apple powerbook G3, which has two HFS+partitions and one ext3fs. Is the installer capable of 
writing to an HFS+ partition? My existing systems cannot read ext3fs.
Comment 10 Paul Nasrat 2006-02-21 10:54:56 EST
Mark - please try the tree here which has a parted update


Comment 11 Paul Nasrat 2006-02-21 17:39:51 EST
To use GOLD FC-4 media arther than that tree.


Take the updates.img and use dd to write it to a USB key, then use
that with "linux updates" at the yaboot boot: prompt.  

You will need to dd it to the entire device,
so make sure you backup whatever may be on the USB drive first.  
You can dosomething like this:

dd if=updates.img of=/dev/sda

Replace /dev/sda with the name of your USB key drive, though.

Comment 12 Chris Lumens 2006-03-29 11:42:29 EST
Closing based on comments.  Please repoen if you are still experiencing this

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