Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18182
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
This message happened during a RedHat 7.0 install while trying to format my
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 1472, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 713, in
raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 8446af0>
msg: Invalid argument
Did you choose to not format the '/' partition - it appears it was not.
please see my bug report on install:
i was only able to install on some systems by mknod'ing, and mkfs.ext2'ing the
partitions by hand, the standard format didnt perform this for me, and would
cause the same error.. this on a total of 5 tested systems so far, mixed from
servers to workstations, to notebooks (ide, scsi, ide&scsi)
I did choose to format '/'
I also selected the "Check for bad blocks" option.
I suspect it tried the format and failed which caused this error.
Is this problem reproducible?
*** Bug 18488 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 18388 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
No, this is not repeatable.
I did the install a second time without re-fdisk'ing the disk but I did choose
to format the partition again and the install worked.
I have a 26Gb drive and I placed a 2Gb partition plus swap at the end of the
This system had RedHat 6.1 on it previously but, I did not upgrade. I wanted a
Hope this info helps....
This bug should be fixed by the recently released anaconda update ( see
http://www.lwn.net/daily/rh7-anaconda.php3 ). There were multiple problems with
handling existing partitions, and ext2 partition labels.. I tried to reinstall
with the new boot-disk, and it didnt crap out on the format/mounting anymore ...
thus solving this bug for me..
as far as im concerned, i think this bug could be marked 'solved & closed'
many thnx to the redhat bugfixers for this .. im sure they didnt sleep much in
the last week(s)