Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20323
"Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:40 EDT
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
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(), step)
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
File "fstab.py", line 715, in mountFilesystems
raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <fstab.NewtFstab instance at 8244e38>
msg: Invalid argument
Created attachment 5035 [details]
"Error mounting hdb1: Invalid argument". Attached to bug 20323
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16686 ***