Bug 31573 - installer crashed doing swapon,reinstall attempt produced new error
Summary: installer crashed doing swapon,reinstall attempt produced new error
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 17791
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-03-12 22:13 UTC by mjlindly
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-02 16:05:41 UTC
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Description mjlindly 2001-03-12 22:13:53 UTC
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 1470, in 
  File "fstab.py", line 408, in turnOnSwap
    isys.swapon (file)
  File "isys.py", line 142, in swapon
    return _isys.swapon (path)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Local variables in innermost frame:
path: /tmp/swap/hda4

ToDo object:
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).

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-21 20:24:58 UTC
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%

Comment 2 mjlindly 2001-03-22 05:21:22 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-02 16:05:37 UTC
Assigning to an engineer.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-04-02 19:30:19 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17791 ***

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