Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238500
"Install to disk" fails to format /boot partition
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Using the i586 KDE Live CD of F7t4, when using the Fedora Installer, it seems
like formatting the /boot partition fails.
The program will pop up an error message saying:
Error mounting device sda1 as /boot: Invalid argument
This most likely means that this partition has not been formatted.
Press OK to reboot your system
If you then press OK and reboot, the system will fail to boot.
Once there's an MBR on the disk drive, I could always reproduce it, using
default options in the installer where possible.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot KDE live CD, start Fedora Installer
2. Click through install using the default options, especially for partition setup
3. Error message pops up after installation
/boot seems not to be formatted, the machine fails to boot linux.
Linux should boot.
I was testing this install in a VMWare machine, not on real hardware.
Can you grab /tmp/anaconda.log from that point and attach it here? I've done
lots of installs selecting the defaults and the right thing happens here..
Well, I'll be damned. I've managed to reproduce it three times yesterday
evening, but the three times I tried the install today it was working just fine.
There might be something weird going on, but I can't reproduce it anymore, so
I'm closing the bug. Sorry about the fuss.