Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21369
RAID installation fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:02 EDT
Trying to install RedHat Linux 7.0 from CD-ROM on a Compaq PC with two 15G
IDE disk drives. Disks are partitioned identically and configured as RAID1
mirrors with the following layout:
md0 / 2048M
md1 swap 124M
md2 /opt 12240M
After creating the RAID devices and formatting the partitions, installation
fails when trying to mount the filesystems, displaying an "Invalid
argument" error and Anaconda traceback.
The problem manifests itself both with and without update-disk-20001009.
Anaconda traceback (with update-disk-20001009):
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line
20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 1491, in doInstall
File "/tmp/updates/fstab.py", line 715, in mountFilesystems
raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 829c940>
msg: Invalid argument
This looks like a dupe of bug 16686.
Passing to QA to reproduce.
One of the two hard disk drives turned out to be defective.
After replacing both drives with known good ones, the problem went away.
So this is really just an error handling issue.
(Display a helpful message instead of a Python traceback.)
thanks for your update ... glad to know you have things working ...
we are constantly trying to improve the installer error messages and warnings,
so hopefully future releases are less cryptic when they fail due to faulty
thanks for your report!