Bug 18806 - Cannot format disk
Summary: Cannot format disk
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18032
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-10 13:17 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-18 20:31:32 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-10 13:17:16 UTC
After  changing the second partition on a 30 gig drive to "/" for linux  I
got the warning message about the performance hit because it was a MS-DOS
FAT.  Accepted the warning, and pressed next.  
	A screen poped up and said there was a bug that needed to be reported.  I
copied  the report to floppy, and the machine began to reboot.  The first
part of the saved file says

Traceback (innermost last): {} File "/usr/bin/anaconda" line 438 , in ?{}
intf.run(todo, test = test)  ---More follows, but  the following is
probably the important part. 
frame{}:fstype:vfat:{} /mnt/space{}devName:
/tmp/hda5{}readonly{{}}device:/tmp/hda5{} {} ToDo object:  the number of
graphic characters becomes very large. 

The {} represents a graphic character block in the notepad display

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2000-10-10 13:27:09 UTC
Not thinking clearly,  I did move the floppy from the PC to the UNIX machine. 
Here is a past of the Traceback. 

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 336, in run
    self.icw.run ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in
    self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in
    new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/rootpartition_gui.py", line
133, in getScreen
    avail = apply(isys.spaceAvailable, self.todo.fstab.getRootDevice())
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 10, in spaceAvailable
    mount(device, "/mnt/space", fstype = fsystem)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 99, in mount
    rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Local variables in innermost frame:
fstype: vfat
location: /mnt/space
devName: /tmp/hda5
readOnly: 0
device: /tmp/hda5

ToDo object:

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-18 20:31:29 UTC
Almost certainly a dupe of 18032 - there is an errata for this problem.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18032 ***

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