Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18481
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:01 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
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
Here is the backtrace that I've got:
Traceback (innermost last):
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 84b94b8>
msg: Invalid argument
Created attachment 3822 [details]
backtrace as save by anaconda
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.
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
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
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 ...?
Please reopen this report if you continue to have problems.