Bug 25097 - Problem installing Red Hat 7... most likely RAID error
Summary: Problem installing Red Hat 7... most likely RAID error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-01-27 23:05 UTC by Shane Little
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-05-01 15:15:47 UTC

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Description Shane Little 2001-01-27 23:05:51 UTC
I'm installing RH7.  Pentium 180, 64MB RAM.  Setting up software raid on 3 
drives. 2 primary IDE, 1.2 gig and 1.0 gig.  1 Secondary IDE, 1.2 gig. 
setup 64MB swap on hda, and 16MB /boot on hda. setup RAID-0 on hda, hdb, 
hdc for a total of something like 3 gig.  Tried several different 
combinations of RAID setup.  I get the exact same error no matter what I 
do after the last screen in the setup process.  Here is the error:

Traceback (inntermost last):
 File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py",line 
20, in run
  rc = self.todo.doinstall ()
 File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1469,  in 
  self.fstab.makeFilesystems ()
 File "fstab.py", line 551, in makFilesystems
  self.createRaidTab("/tmp/raidtab",""/tmp",createDevices = 1)
 File "fstab.py", line 464, in createRaidTab
  isys.makeDevInode(device, devPrefix + '/' + device)
 File "isys.py", line 195, in makeDevInode
  return _isys.mkdevinode(name, fn)
SystemError: (0, 'Error')


Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-30 00:44:00 UTC
What are the steps you took in the installer before getting this error?

Comment 2 Shane Little 2001-02-02 17:39:19 UTC
Selected Custom system setup.  Selected manually partition with disk druid.  
Set up 1 partition on each hard drive(total of 3).  Set up RAID Device in disk 
druid.  Selected various packages, added up to something like 550 MB.  After 
clicking on 'next' in the final screen of install, before the packages are 
installed, the error appears on the screen.

Comment 3 James Pattie 2001-02-03 23:17:02 UTC
I'm getting a similar problem (different error) and have tracked it down to the
fact that when booting off the boot floppy (my computer won't boot off cd) the
raidX modules are not being loaded.  a cpio error is blown.  I was able to get
around it by saying "expert" instead of just hitting enter at syslinux prompt
and then telling it to boot off local cd and not load any special drivers, etc. 
Then the raid modules are properly loaded and available.  I even re-created the
boot image and even loaded the update image you have and nothing worked until I
tried the expert install.

Why doesn't the network installation go into graphical mode, but booting off cd
or local boot floppy will?  Is there any way to create a raid array in the text

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-06 20:37:16 UTC
I will try to duplicate this on a system here.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-11 16:20:38 UTC
Is it possible you have a bad floppy?  Could you try with a different one?

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2001-05-01 15:15:43 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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