Bug 21226 - anaconda throws exception during partitionless install
anaconda throws exception during partitionless install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-11-22 00:34 EST by sammyk
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-19 14:22:27 EST
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Description sammyk 2000-11-22 00:34:13 EST
My system is as follows: PII 350, 96MB RAM, 8G IDE HD with Win98 installed
(No additional partitions). I have over 5GB free on the HD.

I am new to linux and I am attempting the partitionless install; however, 
I can't get past the disk druid partition phase. When I select my FAT 
partition as root, I get the warning message ("You have selected a DOS FAT 
style partition..."). I hit OK to confirm, this leaves the "next" button 
ungrayed. When I hit next, the installer throws an exception. 

ERRATA: I have already tried downloading the installer update from the 
errata section, it did NOT work. I wrote the image to a floppy and 
typed "linux updates" at the boot prompt, and inserted the update disk 
when prompted. I see the message "reading anaconda updates" before the 
install begins, but it makes no apparent difference, the installer still 
crashes at the exact same spot. I really want to get started with this OS; 
any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's my trace:

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/gui.py", line 336, in run
    self.icw.run ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in 
    self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in 
    new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-
7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/rootpartition_gui.py", line 133, in getScreen
    avail = apply(isys.spaceAvailable, self.todo.fstab.getRootDevice())
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 10, in spaceAvailable
    mount(device, "/mnt/space", fstype = fsystem)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 99, in mount
    rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Local variables in innermost frame:
fstype: vfat
location: /mnt/space
devName: /tmp/hda1
readOnly: 0
device: /tmp/hda1

ToDo object:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-22 12:16:48 EST
Please give us the exact sequence of steps required to reproduce this issue.

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