Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19206
A reproducible installation failure of RedHat 7.0 anaconda when it tries mounting the SWAP partition.
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Every time I try to install Redhat 7.0 on my computer it crashes and dumps
this text . . .
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1480, in
if self.method.systemMounted (self.fstab, self.instPath,
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 46, in
self.loopbackFile = mntPoint + fstab.filesystemSpace(mntPoint) +
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 258, in
space.append((mntpoint, isys.fsSpaceAvailable(topMount + '/' +
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 16, in fsSpaceAvailable
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
Local variables in innermost frame:
Here are the specs of my computer
MSI 649D Pro-A motherboard
a single 800EB PIII
128MBs of PC133 ECC memory
a 46gb Maxtor ATA/100 hard drive connected to the onboard UDMA 100 Promise
a Pioneer 10x Slot loading DVD drive connected to the ATA/66 controller
a Rendition Intense 3D 100 video card
a SBLive sound card
a Microsoft Internet Natural Keyboard and a Microsoft IntelliMouse.
With all the specs aside, here is exactly what happened when I started
having problems with the Redhat installer.
The first time I installed Redhat 7.0 I didn't have a problem except
having to pass the IO address of the hard drive at the lilo prompt and
booting of a floppy. The reason, I was booting from a floppy was I wanted
a dual booting system with Linux as the second partition behind a 13GB
WIN32 partition. I was going to install Kernel 2.17 once I got my system
the way I wanted it, but before I could do that Linux died. My computer
and all it's components are just fine . . . but Linux is dead. I had just
about everything configured the way that I wanted it but the sound card.
I went to configure the sound card using the sndconfig and that is where
all my problems started.
I forgot that I had an onboard sound card when I launched the utility and
it chose that instead of my SBLive card. Sndconfig choosing this card
shouldn't have been much of a problem but I had disabled the onboard sound
in the bios and wasn't watching what I was doing, always dangerous. I
proceeded to click through all of the options until I came to the test
part when the utility hung. I had no choice but to reboot and didn't
think much of it until when Linux started up again it tried starting sound
and then hung again. So I again rebooted and tried going into the
interactive startup, but that was all to no avail. Seeing that I couldn't
disablethe sound startup any other way, I decided to reinstall Linux.
This option, however proved as futile as the last two and here is why.
Once I restarted with the Redhat 7.0 install CD 1 in the drive I proceeded
to boot my normal way. After booting, I ran anaconda, deleted the
partitions, created new partitions and proceed until anaconda died when it
was trying to mount the partitions right before it starts installing the
selected RPMs. I have tried everything, fdisk /mbr in DOS. Deleting the
partitions in DOS and creating a Extended DOS drive that takes the rest of
the drive up and formatting it. I have tried running E2FCSK at the bash
prompt under the Linux cd but it won't run on /tmp/hde because it says
that there is a invalid starting block.
I think that running e2fsck on the drives would fix my problem but I can't
do it. If anaconda automatically checked the drives before trying to
mount then I believe this would solve my problem. I would work on the
problem myself, but my other school projects and programming assignments
If you have any other ideas about it let me know. I really would like to
get Linux up and running, but right now I havent had any success.
Thank you for your time,
Created attachment 4228 [details]
Anaconda Dump file
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18032 ***