Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25940
Error on install creating swap partition.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:08 EDT
I was installing RedHat 7 on a clean disk. I got it twice. I think it
had something to do with formating the swap partition. I will cut and
paste the error below..
Lets see... It was on a Gateway P3-450 and the HD was a Quantum Fireball
SE 3GB. Feel free to write for more details. email@example.com
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1472, in
File "fstab.py", line 715, in mountFilesystems
raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 84baef8>
msg: Invalid argument
Please give details on how you partitioned the disk, and any other unusual steps
you might have taken (going back/forwards through screens more than once,etc).
I chose install workstation. I chose the automatic partioning tool. One
really odd thing after I finally broke down and read some documentation for
fdisk and used manual fdisk it was showing my 3.2 G drive with 8GB free. I
finally got everything working when I used fdisk to manually partion the disk
into the linux swap and native linux partitions, NOT AS REMAINING but using
something like +2900M argument to specify that I only wanted a 2900MB partion.
My guess is that the driver/linux expected the wrong # of cylinders or the
wrong #of bytes per cylinder/track some how screwballing the calculation of HD
The HD is a QUANTUM FIREBALL SE 3.2G and whatever drivers came with linux
apparently worked because I did nothing special. It was assigned as master
plugged directly into the mother board. (I have another HD (also master)
plugged into an ATA66/PCI controller card. It was never detected. I'm
guessing that linux did not find a suitable driver for the controller card.)
Could you please tell me what
says on the system when installed?
Closing due to inactivity.