Bug 23813 - anaconda traceback, Device or resource busy
Summary: anaconda traceback, Device or resource busy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: Florence Beta-3
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-01-11 20:11 UTC by Brent Nordquist
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-16 18:30:12 UTC
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Anaconda traceback (1.06 KB, text/plain)
2001-01-11 20:12 UTC, Brent Nordquist
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Description Brent Nordquist 2001-01-11 20:11:35 UTC
During a text Local CD-ROM install, received this dialog message partway
through installing packages:

The file /mnt/source/RedHat/RPMS/traceroute-1.4a5-25.i386.rpm cannot be
opened. [...]

Pressed OK, and it appeared to retry it.  But then later, when installing
another RPM, anaconda crashed with the attached traceback.  Machine is a
486DX-100 with 48MB RAM and an IDE CD-ROM drive.

Comment 1 Brent Nordquist 2001-01-11 20:12:31 UTC
Created attachment 7445 [details]
Anaconda traceback

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-12 15:25:01 UTC
Assigning to a developer.

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2001-01-12 19:15:09 UTC
Did you use VC2 for anything? For some reason the installer can't unmount the
first cdrom to eject it.

Comment 4 Brent Nordquist 2001-01-12 19:18:53 UTC
What's VC2?  I did a "custom" install and I can provide a list of the options I
checked if that will help.

Comment 5 Erik Troan 2001-01-12 19:25:28 UTC
How easily can you reproduce this? (VC 2 is virtual console 2, the Alt-F2

Comment 6 Glen Foster 2001-01-15 21:46:27 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Beta-3

Comment 7 Brent Nordquist 2001-01-16 16:17:41 UTC
No, I've never switched virtual consoles during Flo beta-2 installs.

With regard to reproducibility, I've tried several times in the past few days,
and it dies in different ways at different places, leading me to believe this
may be hardware.  I haven't been able to reproduce the anaconda traceback.

So, I swapped out the Mitsumi 8X IDE CD-ROM with a newer Mitsumi 32X IDE
CD-ROM.  During my first attempted install, after a few CD swaps, I get "install
exited abnormally -- received signal 11".  It's worth pointing out that a
network-based install went fine on this machine, so I'm suspecting the CD-ROM or
IDE bus as the culprit.

Let me know if there's more information I can give or if there are other things
you want me to try with this hardware setup.

Comment 8 Erik Troan 2001-01-16 18:30:08 UTC
This is probably flaky media, but it's hard to know for sure. The sig11 popping
up occasionaly is normally a media or hardware problem though, esp as nobody
else is reporting this.

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