Bug 29468 - Installer crashes with error message
Summary: Installer crashes with error message
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: 2001-02-25 22:54 UTC by Tim Thome
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-02-27 23:25:55 UTC

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Description Tim Thome 2001-02-25 22:54:16 UTC
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Installer Crashed

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Ran Autoboot.bat on IBM300GL
2.Create two partions using disk druid the first partion is 1540MB the 
second partition is 64MB all set at the "/".
3.Entered root password and started installation

Actual Results:  Traceback (innermost 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 1472, in 
    self.fstab.mountFilesystems (self.instPath)
  File "fstab.py", line 715, in mountFilesystems
    raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Local variables in innermost frame:
size: 1580512
fsystem: ext2
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 84989e0>
msg: Invalid argument
doFormat: 0
errno: 22
device: hda1
instPath: /mnt/sysimage
mntpoint: /

ToDo object:


Expected Results:  Should have installed I guess?

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-26 04:13:19 UTC
The dump indicates you did not choose format the '/' partitoin. If this is the
case please try the install again, selecting to format this partition.

Comment 2 Tim Thome 2001-02-26 16:42:29 UTC
Please forgive my ignorance but I thought that when I specified how I wanted my 
partitions setup that the next step would be formatting of the "/".  Should I 
be doing something else prior to using AUTOBOOT?  Should I use FIPS to do the 
formatting.  Again, please forgive my ignorance this is the first time I've 
used LINUX at all.  I'm an MCSE (again, please don't hold it against me).  I 
want to see what all this fuss is about with LINUX.  If I can get more out of 
LINUX than I can paying for Microsoft products for our company then LINUX we 
will use.  Again, any help would be appreciated.

Tim Thome
IT Manager
Global Performance

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-27 18:13:28 UTC
After you partition your system using disk druid, a screen should appear asking
you which partitions you want to format. Make sure they are all checked on.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-02 19:59:56 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have anything to add to the bug

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