Bug 242596 - installation crash in partitioning attempt
installation crash in partitioning attempt
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-06-04 19:37 EDT by federico.perotto
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-30 17:51:51 EDT
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exception dump data (58.80 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-04 19:37 EDT, federico.perotto
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Description federico.perotto 2007-06-04 19:37:15 EDT
Description of problem:
Exception during Fedora 7 installation from DVD

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Fedora 7 DVD installation
I had a PATA hard disk sdc with a primary partition (ntfs) and a secondary
extended partition (fat32). 
I deleted primary partition to leave unpartitioned space in which I tried to
install Fedora 7 (selecting 3rd partitioning option: default layout in free
space of the selected device). 
Partitioning failed with the error sequence:

1)Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitions as primary partitions.

2)The following errors occured with your partitioning,
You have not defined a root partition (/),
Which is required for installation of ...

Then I selected to create a default partition layout removing all partitions on
disk sdc. After I accepted confirmation pop-up, I got an exception, please see
anacdump.txt file attachment.

Expected results:

F7 should be able to install on unpartitioned space


No exception
Comment 1 federico.perotto 2007-06-04 19:37:15 EDT
Created attachment 156161 [details]
exception dump data
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-06-25 12:01:34 EDT
Did you verify your media with the mediacheck functionality?
Comment 3 federico.perotto 2007-06-26 15:56:12 EDT
Yes, I verified the DVD before the first run.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-08-30 17:51:51 EDT
Regardless of media check, you still either have bad media (or a bad download),
or there is a kernel driver bug present.  The following messages from your
traceback indicate that this is not a problem in anaconda:

<6>sr 4:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x08000002
<6>sr0: Current: sense key: Hardware Error
<6>    Additional sense: Timeout on logical unit
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 5441248
<3>Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 1360312
<3>SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x250c
<3>SQUASHFS error: Unable to read page, block 9405e2, size 2ccb
<3>SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x250c
<3>SQUASHFS error: Unable to read page, block 9405e2, size 2ccb
<3>SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x250c
<3>SQUASHFS error: Unable to read page, block 9405e2, size 2ccb

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