Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24456
Redhat Linux 7 - failed to install on my system.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:47 EDT
Error message :
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in run
rc = apply (step(), step)
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in __call__
if todo.doInstall ():
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1619, in doInstall
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1189, in createCdrom
os.symlink(device, self.instPath + "/dev/" + cdname)
OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <todo.ToDo instance at
This error was generated everytime I tried to install Redhat Linux version 7 - it made no difference which type of setup I chose, or how I went
about trying to Install Linux 7.
All hardware detection was OK, all partitioning was OK most of the software installation went well but everytime the system would crash with
the above error mesage.
One time I tried to setup the system as a Server and allowed it to configure and partition the hard drive automatically - all appeared to go well -
including - partitioning, formatting, software installation, creation of boot disk etc -. However when the system was rebooted from the hard drive
there was no response from the system after going through the bios, rebooting with the boot disk made during setup only returned a series of
errors - such as "could not mount filesystem".
I gave up after a while and decided to remove Linux from the hard drive, however the hard drive was inaccessible to fdisk, Partition Magic and
Norton utilities - on rebooting the PC, the hard drive was not identified or detected by the bios at all.
Result : One dead hard drive, one pissed off Linux convert who has been forced back to using Microfuct Wankers yet again.
Regards Arie Hol
Does BIOS scan the drive at all? Have you checked the connections? There is
really no way for software to kill a drive. It may be the drive actually had a
Closing due to inactivity.