Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211255
disk partioning: Create custom layout -> back -> Create default layout -> Reboot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
I tried to install the nightly rawhide build(20061016) and when it got to the
disk partioning step I selected Create Custom Layout and then created a 100MB
boot partition. I then changed my mind and moved back to the previous screen and
selected Create default Layout. At that point clicking next brought up a dialog
stating something to the effect of "Cannot create boot partition, already
exists" and then the installer then exists and the system reboots.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Nightly rawhide build 20061016
That the partition table is reset(or whatever) and installation continues as
normal(without the reboot).
Can you please provide the full traceback you received?
A traceback was not generated but I grabbed a spare drive and was able to
reproduce it. I've attached the anaconda.log file in case that helps.
To reproduce it I followed basically the same steps:
1. At initial partition screen select Create custom layout.
2. Click next button
3. Create a partition with the label /boot
4. Click back button
3. select "Use free space on selected drives and create default layout"
4. click next
At step 4 a popup dialog appears containing the message:
"The following mount point "/boot" is already in use, please choose a different
"Press 'OK' to reboot your system"
So I'm guessing that the automatic partitioning wants to create a partition with
the label "/boot" but cannot because it is already in use. I was a little
confused by the message in the popup dialog as there was only one choice which
was to reboot, redo the installation and avoid repeating the procedure.
Created attachment 138848 [details]
Anaconda log file
Patched to forget your partitioning changes when you go back to the parttype
screen, so you shouldn't see this anymore with post-FC6 anaconda.