Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 31573
installer crashed doing swapon,reinstall attempt produced new error
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:42:13 EDT
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1470, in
File "fstab.py", line 408, in turnOnSwap
File "isys.py", line 142, in swapon
return _isys.swapon (path)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
after choosing the type of installation (workstation,server,custom) I now
get the following error message: An error occured reading the partition
table for the block device hda. The error was: No such file or directory.
2 choices Retry or Skip Disk. Retry produced: The error was:Success, Skip
disk produced: no valid devices were found in which to create new
filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.
I'm a beginner at this, so it would be helpful if you could let me know
what to do (in english). I have an HP Pavilion xl776, with an AMD Athlon
850MHz processor w/3DNow. The hard drive is 60G. OS is Windows98 2E (this
is why I need Linux).
If you choose manual partitioning with disk druid, what are the 3 numbers next
to the /dev/hda summary at the bottom.
Should be something like (numbers will be different):
hda [1216/255/63] 9538M 0M 9538M <bar of color> 100%
I never get to the point where I can choose manual partitioning. During expert
install, as soon as I hit next for the type of installation(workstation, server
or custom) I get the error reading partition table message.
Assigning to an engineer.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17791 ***