Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188111
Anaconda unhandled exception error
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:45:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda produces an unhandled exception error after package customization. I
believe that it is related to partioning/formatting since no packages were
installed yet. Here are the specs
Fedora - FC5
Two hard drives
- hda1 (HP Recovery)
- hda2 (Windows XP)
- /hdb1 (/boot - standard)
- /hdb2 (/spare - 20 GB)
- /hdb3 (/winxfer - 10GB)
- /hdb5 (/ - LVM-VolGroup00 130 GB)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5 - Disk1 CD
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 127388 [details]
Anaconda Dump File
I countered the issue by disconnecting the master (hda) drive and installing
from the CD. The major difference that I noted was that I always chose not to
have GRUB installed on hda - MBR. I would rather not have Windows complain. So
Anaconda listed the other option as installing to /dev/hdb1 (mapped to /boot).
During the successful install, I noticed that Anaconda listed my only GRUB
location option as /dev/hdb MBR. I did not change any jumpers on my drives,
merely disconnected the IDE cable.
Could this be an issue where the BIOS does not allow a write to the MBR if the
drive is configured as a slave on a two drive system? This may be helpful to
prevent Anaconda from exiting abnormally from this unhandled exception.
I can provide motherboard, BIOS, and drive information if needed.
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