Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21681
Cannot install; anaconda dies after all prompts have been answered
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Trying to install RedHat Linux v.7. Platform: Celeron CPU, 128MB, generic
ATI video (which Anaconda was able to use OK), 6GB disk partitioned from
scratch using Anaconda's preferences.
I made it through every GUI prompt, and when I clicked "Finish," this
error was returned:
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/text.py", line 1030, in
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1470, in
File "fstab.py", line 408, in turnOnSwap
File "isys.py", line 142, in swapon
return _isys.swapon (path)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
I spent about three hours going through every combination of package, disk-
partitioning scheme, various other options that I could think of, and I
never got anywhere. And oh yes, updates.redhat.com was dead all day
yesterday (still is), so I can't even tell if the anaconda patch would
have fixed this. Most annoying. Thanks for the help!
This is a dupe of bug 17791.
Could you give step by step instructions on how to reproduce this problem?
I don't mean to be unhelpful, but the steps to duplicate the problem are
1. attempt to install software
The install application died on 100% of runs. Changing install options made no
difference. Running in graphics mode vs text mode made no difference.
Further info: Selecting different partition sizes also had no effect on problem
(I tried the default, a single huge partition, several other variations).
The problem has been resolved, but not using RedHat tools:
1) fdisk /mbr to clear boot record
2) Create a Linux partition and Linux swap space with System Commander 2000
Everything ran perfectly thereafter.