Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171352
Anaconda still throws exception during pSeries install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda throws an exception during pSeries HTTP install using vnc on an HV4
(Squadrons) partition. This is a different problem from the previous bug 170576
I opened, which turned out to be a duplicate of 160660. However, it is still
impeding our SELinux/MLS development and test as most of our available hardware
is pSeries. I was using the Oct. 20 rawhide build.
I dumped the log to a remote machine. It's pretty long for inline. So it is an
attachment to this bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Rawhide, Oct. 20
Install today's rawhide on a pSeries partition with a boot.iso and HTTP
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a pSeries HV4 partition with today's boot.iso.
2. Pass linux vnc vncconnect=<hostname>:<port> on the boot: line.
3. Setup the network i/f with a static IP addr.
4. Select HTTP install.
5. Partition w/o LVMs.
6. Select development tools to be installed along with the default packages.
7. Go on through to the "Click next to begin installation of Fedora Core"
dialog; click Next; get the "Formatting <filesystem> file system . . ." popups;
then finally get the "Starting installation process. This may take several
8. Get an exception.
Installation fails with anaconda exception.
Created attachment 120211 [details]
I ran through the install a 2nd time and got a vastly different dump. I'll
attach it as well.
Created attachment 120213 [details]
Anaconda dump 2
I've fixed both of these already having done an lpar install. The first
traceback is caused if there is an existing PReP partition - for now you can
choose to select remove all partitions (rather than just linux), although in the
future this will work by default.
The second dump is fixed and should be in tomorrows rawhide tree. If you want
you can grab the file yuminstall.py, gui.py, text.py from anaconda CVS and
create an RHupdates in your nfs tree and put the files in there, to test tonight eg:
I completed an install on an powerv LPAR a few hours ago (using vscsis). You
can try the RHupdates or await tomorrows tree.
Please note though - that right before a test/alpha release rawhide is often
very much in flux and not guaranteed to install. PPC specific bugs are very
welcome though and thanks for the testing.