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Bug 18079 - installer dies when attempting to install packages
installer dies when attempting to install packages
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18032
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-10-02 09:04 EDT by George Avrunin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 09:04:12 EDT
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Description George Avrunin 2000-10-02 09:04:10 EDT
Installing 7.0 as a new install on a system that had been running
6.1, I designated the / and /usr partitions to be reformatted 
(leaving /home alone).  After formatting those partitions, the
installer died when getting ready to install packages.  The
error window said to report this as a bug.  Here's the trace
from Anaconda that was saved to a floppy:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line
20, in run
    rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1480, in
    if self.method.systemMounted (self.fstab, self.instPath,
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 46, in
    self.loopbackFile = mntPoint + fstab.filesystemSpace(mntPoint)[0][0] +
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 258, in
    space.append((mntpoint, isys.fsSpaceAvailable(topMount + '/' +
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 16, in fsSpaceAvailable
    return _isys.devSpaceFree(fsystem)
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')

Local variables in innermost frame:
fsystem: /mnt/sysimage//win

ToDo object:


The machine is a Dell XPS with a 500 MHz Pentium III, a 20 GB disk
(more or less; I'm not at the machine right now) with a 5 GB Windows
partition, and 384 MB of RAM.  It has an ATAPI CDROM drive and a 
SCSI CD-RW drive.  I wrote the CD with the CD-RW drive; the 
checksums on the .iso verified correctly and the CD seems to be

Please let me know if you need more information about the machine.
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-10-02 09:58:44 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18032 ***

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