Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21463
error mounting to hda8 - invalid argument
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Help!! New Linux user. Trying to format partitions after setting up
mount points with Disk Druid: got message "error mounting to hda8 -
invalid argument" dialog box says this is probably a bug - report to
bugzilla. Here is text of report:
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1472, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 713, in
raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 8499838>
msg: Invalid argument
This is a dupe of bug 16686.
Could you give us step by step instructions on how to reproduce this bug, since
we've been having problems coming up with a test case.
Sequence of events:
Just put together a new machine:
Will provide hardware details on request.
Instaled Windows 2000 (W2k) without incident.
Very little other software (drivers & Acrobat).
Booted machine using RedHat 7.0
Used Disk Druid (from RH 7 CD) to partition disk further.
Set up some partitions for W2k and for a DOS FAT32 partition.
Ran into some kind of problem with the partitioning.
Went back and used W2k to format the NTFS and FAT32 partitions.
Noticed these partitions were in the proper place - so rebooted
with RH7 CD and this time used FDISK to set up the partitions.
Seemed to go Ok this is a summary of the partition table
IBM IDE hard disk is 45GB. 255 heads; 63 sectors; 5606 cylinders.
units = cylinders of 16,065 * 512 bytes
hda ID / Type start end blocks (rounded) Mount point
1 7 NT 1 382 3.07 3GB /NT_OS C:
2* ? ? 383? 510? ? 1GB /boot
5 5 extended 511 5606 40.93**
5 7 NT 511 2423 15.37 15GB /NT_user D:
6 83 Linux 2424 3698 10.24 10GB /usr
7 83 Linux 3699 4718 8.19 8GB /usr/local
8 83 Linux 4719 5101 3.08 3GB /
9 6 FAT32 5102 5478 3.08 3GB /DOS_reserve E:
10 82 <swap> 5479 5606 1.03 1GB /swap
* NT refers to this as hda3
** range of extended partition
Chose all Linux partitions to format
For network config all I entered was host name - skipped all IP stuff
See up administrator password & one user account
By the way - those little checkboxes are stupid. Can't tell what
position is select and which is unselect - they look backwards.
Hard to tell whether I formatted the partitions properly or not
Selected to install Web Server only
Followed the rest of he instructions - went to "Installing"
Then got error message.
Thanks for your help.
Assigning to developer.
I received the same BUG.
I was loading RH 7.0 to a virgin HDD from your retail boxed CD.
I did have a problem with a Delta 50 CD drive and swapped in a
RodeoDrive 45x and the pre-installation seemed to proceed just
fine ... until the actual product installation started and then
More hardware and process details as requested.
Sure hate it when an install fails! :-(
Just re-ran everything, it is ERROR MOUNTING hda1 not hda8 ... ooops.
I will look for that elsewhere ... though the rest is remarkably similar.
firstname.lastname@example.org, can you give me some information about the partitions that you
were trying to make?
I ran back through the install a couple of times, then noticed that I had a
setting incorrect ... finally loaded up fine.
I have moved on to adding devices ... am told I should just recompile the
Kernel and they should be picked up ... later today ... :-)
We have resolved this issue by improving the error checking code. Fixed in cvs.
I tried to reproduce your problem with a similar partition layout to what you
listed above (see my attempt below) ... I was unable to reproduce the problem
using generic test lab hardware ... :(
(This certainly doesn't mean that you didn't see the error! :) It just means we
are having a hard time tracking it down to solve it.)
We have added error checking code to the installer (see for example our fisher
public beta!) to tighten our checking for invalid packages and other suspected
media errors ... please feel free to reopen this error if you are unable to
install onto this system as setup above using the fisher public beta, or if you
have any additional information on the current setup that may allow us to
reproduce the problem ... thanks for your report! :)
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 3737
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id
/dev/hda1 1 383 3076416 7
/dev/hda2 384 511 1028160 83
/dev/hda3 512 3737 25912845 5
/dev/hda5 512 639 1028128+ 7
/dev/hda6 640 767 1028128+ 83
/dev/hda7 768 895 1028128+ 83
/dev/hda8 896 1023 1028128+ 83
/dev/hda9 1024 1151 1028128+ 6
/dev/hda10 1152 1279 1028128+ 82 Linux