Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23121
Installation of Linux failed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:26 EDT
Below is the dump generated when the installation program failed. Folks,
this is my first experience with Linux so I know nothing about why this
occured. (To prove that, I got this copy inside the "Red Hat Linux 7 for
Dummies" book - copyright 2001!) Very disappointed. Way too much hype on
how good this is when the install did not go as the book indicated, and
then failed after I spent 2 hrs working through how to install it when the
GUI wouldn't work. This computer is a Pentium 120mhz clone with a SCSI
hard drive and 64mb of ram. The partition size set up for Linux was about
1.3 Gig. The rest is taken up by Windows 98SE.
Any help on how to complete a successful installation would be appreciated.
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 1631, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 740, in
iutil.mkdirChain(prefix + mntpoint)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 193, in
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: '/mnt/sysimage/dev/sda1'
Local variables in innermost frame:
elements: ['', 'mnt', 'sysimage', 'dev', 'sda1']
Could you please give step by step instructions on how to reproduce this issue?