Bug 20323 - "Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument"
Summary: "Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument"
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 16686
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-04 00:13 UTC by Adam
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-11-07 15:18:28 UTC

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"Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument". Attached to bug 20323 (898 bytes, text/plain)
2000-11-04 00:17 UTC, Adam
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Description Adam 2000-11-04 00:13:39 UTC
Formating the file system (for a workstation install) goes OK until it 
finishes the /var partition on the slave IDE hard disk.  I then receive 
the following error meesage... 

"Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument.  An internal error occurred in the
installation process".  

A week before, I successfully installed the Red Hat server on the slave 
drive which was the primary drive at the time. 

Could the Master Boot Record on the current slave be a problem?  Could it 
have LILO still installed in the MBR from my original installation?  I 
used a Win 98 startup disk and then did a <fdisk /mbr> at the A:\ prompt, 
in an attempt to restore the MBR.
From Win98 fdisk it says it has an Active non-dos partition, so how can I
blow this away and leave it totally clean for linux hdb.   Windows fdisk
will not let me delete this 'unknown' partition.

Here is the code that I saved:

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/text.py", line 1030, in 
    rc = apply (step[1](), step[2])
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in 
    if todo.doInstall ():
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1472, in 
    self.fstab.mountFilesystems (self.instPath)
  File "fstab.py", line 715, in mountFilesystems
    raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Local variables in innermost frame:
size: 945976
fsystem: ext2
self: <fstab.NewtFstab instance at 8244e38>
msg: Invalid argument
doFormat: 1
errno: 22
device: hdb1
instPath: /mnt/sysimage
mntpoint: /home

ToDo object:


Comment 1 Adam 2000-11-04 00:17:03 UTC
Created attachment 5035 [details]
"Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument".  Attached to bug 20323

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-07 15:18:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16686 ***

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