Bug 208065 - FC5/6.3 install error with FreeBSD on same drive
Summary: FC5/6.3 install error with FreeBSD on same drive
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 194264
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-26 07:35 UTC by ehanko
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-10-05 17:44:37 UTC

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2006-09-26 07:35 UTC, ehanko
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Description ehanko 2006-09-26 07:35:22 UTC
Description of problem: The install process halts with the following error:
"Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/hda1 -- Device
or resource busy". This error seems to be independent of the partition chosen
for installation, I tested two different partitions. Both the ignore and cancel
buttons lead to a reboot with no changes made to the hard drive. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: This appears to be caused by a FreeBSD install on /dev/hda1
(same drive). Before installing FreeBSD, FC5 was installed without any errors. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. With a FreeBSD install on /dev/hda1, boot from any FC5/FC6.3 install DVD
2. After package selection and the descriptions where logs can be found after
installl, the above error is produced. 
Actual results: Error message and in most of the cases no changes to mbr and
partitioning scheme. In one attempt, a previous installation of grub was removed
and the partitioning scheme was altered. iirc, this was the attempt in which I
chose not to install grub. 

Expected results: Installation of the operating system

Additional info: This appears to be an older bug:

Comment 1 ehanko 2006-09-26 07:35:22 UTC
Created attachment 137110 [details]
Debug info from

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-10-05 16:45:16 UTC
I can't hit this here -- do you see it with the FC6 pre candidate?

Comment 3 ehanko 2006-10-05 17:16:08 UTC
Yes, I tried both FC6test3 and FC5. Exactly the same results. 

Comment 4 David Cantrell 2006-10-05 17:44:37 UTC

I say this is a dupe of bug #194264.  My investigation in to this problem a few
months back was parted related and, well, more important things came up.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 194264 ***

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