Bug 300721 - Reusing existing partitions during install gets exception
Reusing existing partitions during install gets exception
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F8Blocker F8Test3
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Reported: 2007-09-21 12:18 EDT by Barry Scott
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-05 11:36:16 EDT
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saved exception from anaconda (76.83 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-21 12:18 EDT, Barry Scott
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Description Barry Scott 2007-09-21 12:18:31 EDT
Description of problem:

Anaconda exception using custom partitioning.

How reproducible:

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.
Comment 1 Barry Scott 2007-09-21 12:18:31 EDT
Created attachment 202521 [details]
saved exception from anaconda
Comment 2 Linus Torvalds 2007-09-28 20:42:10 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-05 11:33:26 EDT
Actually, I see what's going on here.  Fix coming up in a minute.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-05 11:36:16 EDT
Okay, tested and works.  Fix committed to CVS and should be in rawhide of tomorrow

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