Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 300721
Reusing existing partitions during install gets exception
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:16 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda exception using custom partitioning.
Install F8 with default disk layout + partition for /home.
Install F8 again this time choose custom disk config and setup
the existing partitions to be reformated with the exception of /home.
I think I missed off assigning /boot.
Click Next get the attached exception.
Created attachment 202521 [details]
saved exception from anaconda
I seem to be getting something very similar, using the KDE LiveCD.
However, I don't even need to do any custom disk config, but I started with
a totally wiped disk that had no partition table at all. Anaconda correctly
warned me about having to create a whole new partition table, but then when
it was supposed to do the partitioning, it warned that it couldn't invalidate
the kernel partition support on /dev/sda2 (which didn't exist originally,
so I'm not surprised - you need to open /dev/sda).
I pressed "ignore", but that just caused an exception when trying to actually
mount the newly created partitions.
Re-doing the install didn't help, but rebooting the box entirely did: at that
point the kernel noticed the new partitioning and it's now installing.
Actually, I see what's going on here. Fix coming up in a minute.
Okay, tested and works. Fix committed to CVS and should be in rawhide of tomorrow