Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26557
Installer crashes during fresh text mode install of RH 7.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:19 EDT
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I was attempting to install RH 7.0 from bootable CD via text mode. There's
a small ext2 Linux partition (54M) that I am using for /boot, a big, FAT32
partition for Win2000, a 720MB FAT32 partition, a big ext2 partition for
Linux and a 125MB Linux swap partition. The are in that order from left to
right, with only the 54MB /boot partition and the big FAT32 partition being
primary, and the others being logical.
I labeled the 54MB partition /boot and made the main ext2 partition just
/. I chose to install LILO on the boot sector of hda3 and added a
selection for Win2000 and Linux. When it came time to choose the packages,
I selected each package manually and also selected to install everything
and select individual packages. Inside of that, I left all selected
packages and added to the X-Server section the Rage 64 server and the SVGA
server. Chose not to configure X at the time. I started the install and
after it formatted the drives, anaconda crashed so I wrote the log to a
Steps to Reproduce:
I had the crash happen two more times when attempting to install as above.
My co-worker tried the install for me, but didn't add Win2000 to LILO and
didn't add the other X-Servers (SVGA and Rage 64). This time, the install
Actual Results: When I tried to repeat the install as I originally did, it
crashed each additional time.
Expected Results: It should have installed Linux.
I created the drive partitions using Partition Magic 6.0 under Win 2000.
Only the 54M /boot partition and the Big FAT32 partition were primary
partitions. (the others were logical partitions)
Here is the error log from the floppy:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1480, in
if self.method.systemMounted (self.fstab, self.instPath,
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 46, in
self.loopbackFile = mntPoint + fstab.filesystemSpace(mntPoint) +
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 258, in
space.append((mntpoint, isys.fsSpaceAvailable(topMount + '/' +
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 16, in fsSpaceAvailable
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
Local variables in innermost frame:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18032 ***