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Bug 18481 - installation failuer
installation failuer
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-05 19:42 EDT by Dimitrie O. Paun
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-04 10:21:19 EST
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backtrace as save by anaconda (759 bytes, text/plain)
2000-10-05 19:43 EDT, Dimitrie O. Paun
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Description Dimitrie O. Paun 2000-10-05 19:42:52 EDT
I've partitioned my disk with fdisk, 
but when I got to the formatting step,
it complained that it does not see
the partitioned that I have created
with fdisk.

Note however, that it has seen them
before because I've set up the mount
point and all...

Indeed, I've shitched to the shell
console, and ls /dev did not list
those partitions.

Here is the backtrace that I've got:
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 
    self.fstab.mountFilesystems (self.instPath)
  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:
size: 19430617
fsystem: ext2
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 84b94b8>
msg: Invalid argument
doFormat: 1
errno: 22
device: hdb3
instPath: /mnt/sysimage
mntpoint: /

ToDo object:

Comment 1 Dimitrie O. Paun 2000-10-05 19:43:58 EDT
Created attachment 3822 [details]
backtrace as save by anaconda
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-06 16:23:31 EDT
Did you format the '/' partition?

The device files for the partitions are created as required in the /tmp
directory, which is why you didn't see them in /dev.
Comment 3 Dimitrie O. Paun 2000-10-06 16:49:54 EDT
No, I did NOT format / -- the HD I installed to was brand new, so I fdisk-ed 
it, and proceeded with the install. When the installation process got to the 
point where it tried to format (or install the swap space, I forget), it craped 
out on me. A reboot solved the problem, becuase this time the disk was already 
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-07 14:42:47 EST
Passed to QA to verify this issue:

   Take a hard drive and wipe the partitioning table to all zeros.

   Partition the drive as indicated in this report, and see if this problem is
Comment 5 Brock Organ 2000-11-13 11:56:57 EST
hmmm ... we are unable to reproduce this problem w/generic test lab hardware
(trying what was described above, zero-ing out the entire drive and then
partitioning as described above)  what kind of drive do you have ...?
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-04 10:21:16 EST
Please reopen this report if you continue to have problems.

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