Bug 186079 - Anaconda crash: "no disk space" ... _isys.umount -> SystemError: (16, 'Device or resource busy')
Summary: Anaconda crash: "no disk space" ... _isys.umount -> SystemError: (16, 'Device...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-03-21 15:15 UTC by Jesse Glick
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:12:02 UTC
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Anaconda dump file, bzipped (409.34 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-03-21 15:15 UTC, Jesse Glick
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bzipped anaconda dump file (27.71 KB, application/x-tar)
2006-03-24 05:41 UTC, Chad Paavola
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snake dump (85.27 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-11 01:05 UTC, Dale E. Moore
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df -h (488 bytes, text/plain)
2008-03-11 01:06 UTC, Dale E. Moore
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fdisk -l (593 bytes, text/plain)
2008-03-11 01:06 UTC, Dale E. Moore
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free (236 bytes, text/plain)
2008-03-11 01:06 UTC, Dale E. Moore
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mount (695 bytes, text/plain)
2008-03-11 01:07 UTC, Dale E. Moore
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uname -a (95 bytes, text/plain)
2008-03-11 01:07 UTC, Dale E. Moore
no flags Details

Description Jesse Glick 2006-03-21 15:15:44 UTC
Description of problem:

I was running the FC5 DVD to upgrade an FC4 installation, on a Toshiba Tecra M2
w/ 1Gb RAM. FC4 was on /dev/hda6, a 10Gb ext3 partition with about 3.6Gb free at
the time. Configuration stage went smoothly; but a minute or so after I gave the
go-ahead to install, it displayed a dialog saying something to the effect of
"there is insufficient disk space to copy the image to disk". I thought this was
odd, since I had several gigs free, but clicked OK. Then an exception dialog
appeared. I will attach the Anaconda log (big, sorry).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Not sure yet.

Additional info:

1. I do have an NTFS partition currently, and I have seen bug #185853, so I will
try disabling that and see if it helps.

2. My first install attempt failed for a different reason, in case this is
relevant: on the screen prompting to upgrade FC4, after clicking Next I received
an error saying that >1 partition had label "/" and the installation could not
continue. I had to reboot. In fact /dev/hda2 contained an ext3 partition on
which I had tried (unsuccessfully...) to install Ubuntu some time ago, so it
probably had a "/" label. As a quick fix I used parted to make this space into a
fat32 partition. After restarting the FC5 installer it seemed to go past this
stage OK, so I assume my action worked.

Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2006-03-21 15:15:44 UTC
Created attachment 126402 [details]
Anaconda dump file, bzipped

Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2006-03-21 17:53:54 UTC
After (1) freeing up more disk space (about 5Gb free), (2) commenting out the
NTFS and VFAT partitions in /etc/fstab, and trying again, it worked.

Comment 3 Chad Paavola 2006-03-23 19:32:57 UTC
I am having the same problem.  I am attempting to upgrade from FC4 to FC5.  The
FC4 install went flawlessly.  My hardware is a Shuttle AN35 motherboard with 512
MB ram.  I have two hard drives with a 10 GB "/" partition and a ~210 GB raid
partition md0 mounted on "/home".  The other partitions are swap and vfat.

My "/" partition has about 6.7 GB free.  Anaconda gave me the message "An error
occurred transferring the install image to your hard drive.  You are probably
out of disk space."  This error came right away, there didn't seem to be enough
time to fill up 6.7 gigs.  I also had the message "SystemError: (16, 'Device or
resource busy')" in my dump.

Perhaps it's coincidence, but I also had a disk related error when I tried a
fresh install.  In that case, anaconda said something like "problem unmounting
the CD."

I'll try getting rid of the vfat partition when I get home tonight.

Comment 4 Chad Paavola 2006-03-24 05:41:03 UTC
Created attachment 126604 [details]
bzipped anaconda dump file

Commenting out the vfat partition had no effect.  I notice the problem seems to
be with umount, like in my broken clean install.

Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2006-03-24 15:46:37 UTC
That error dialog is pretty terrible, since it'll pop up on any error when
reading  the stage2.img.  In this case, I see that you both have an error along
these lines in your dump files:

<4>hdc: media error (bad sector): status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
<4>hdc: media error (bad sector): error=0x34 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x03 }
<4>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 105656

So it's possible this is a bad CD but our error reporting is just leading you on
the wrong track.  Are either machines still available for testing an upgrade? 
I'd like to see when this error message occurs if you actually are out of space
or not.

Comment 6 Jesse Glick 2006-03-24 16:39:51 UTC
I have already upgraded to FC5 as mentioned so unfortunately I cannot retest the

I did do a check on the DVD before installing and it passed the verification check.

Comment 7 Chad Paavola 2006-03-24 16:59:23 UTC
My machine is still available for testing.  I'm back to FC4.  I'd be happy to
run whatever test you think would be most useful.  My DVD passed the media check
as well but I could download and burn again or try the CDs.  Or I could
repartition my drives if you think that's necessary.  I was off a little on the
free space in my initial report, df -h gives:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1             9.5G  3.0G  6.1G  33% /
/dev/shm              252M     0  252M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/md0              207G   57G  140G  29% /home

The vfat partition is still commented out of /etc/fstab

Comment 9 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:05:47 UTC
Created attachment 297548 [details]
snake dump

Comment 10 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:06:16 UTC
Created attachment 297549 [details]
df -h

Comment 11 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:06:31 UTC
Created attachment 297550 [details]
fdisk -l

Comment 12 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:06:45 UTC
Created attachment 297551 [details]

Comment 13 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:07:10 UTC
Created attachment 297552 [details]

Comment 14 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:07:24 UTC
Created attachment 297553 [details]
uname -a

Comment 15 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-11 01:09:02 UTC
My FC5 to F7 upgrade gets this error even though I've tried all the options
mentioned here. I've attached several files to describe my system and will wait
on upgrading this system until I hear from you; hoping to help you resolve this

Comment 16 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-12 14:15:27 UTC
I'm thinking about following the instructions here
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq to upgrade from FC5 to a more recent
Fedora version. Is there anything I can do to capture information for you about
this problem before I begin this alternative upgrade strategy?

Comment 17 Dale E. Moore 2008-03-14 15:39:19 UTC
Well folks, I'm sorry that my hunger to upgrade has pushed me to use
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq and I can no longer help with this bug.

Dale E. Moore

Comment 18 Chris Lumens 2008-03-28 20:15:50 UTC
The exception logs here from all three reporters have messages indicating read
errors from the media.  If everyone ran media check and verified the state of
their media, then I am going to place blame on the kernel.

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