Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182562
FC5 fails installing to sata_promise (FastTrack 378) partition
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
Install fails with an interrupt error during image copy to / volume
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5 test2 CD 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC5#1
2. diskdruid sees the RAID 1 volume, can parition it, can format it (albeit
slowly), but fails during install image copy.
Since it's early in the install, I can't copy the error message to another host.
The message is quite long. I will try to find a way to copy/paste it here.
To summarize the end of the install log:
:Preparing to install packages
:switching from CD [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] to 1
:isys.py:mount() going to mount /tmphda on /mnt/source
Error was an unexpected interrupt trap.
We really need the full exception to have a good idea of what went wrong. You
should be able to switch to tty2 and copy it elsewhere.
DCan you send a quick how-to or point me in the right direction on how to switch
to tty2? I assume I should then be able to mount a floppy (all other paritions
are NTFS) and save the text there.
In addition to the install log, are there any other logs applicable?
You can press ctrl-alt-f2 to switch over to tty2. The /tmp/anaconda.log and
/tmp/anacdump.txt (if it exists) are all that's required.
I gave up trying and now run Fedora as a VM because Windows provides better
Having to wait YEARS for equivalent linux drivers is operational insanity.