Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 35866
Installer crashing in mounting stage
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:39 EDT
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Installing into disk that already has some partitions. Choosing custom
setup, existing partitions.Getting dump.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Choosing already defined partitions (as 83 - linux native), there are
some more partitions (choosed not mount) - ntfs.
Actual Results: dump/reboot
Expected Results: RedHat7 linux installed
the same with RedHat6.2
Mandrake 7.2 installs fine.
problem dont exist, when no more partitions defined as ntfs in Partitions
table and doing standart (Workstation or Server) instalation.
I can format new linux partitions from redhat6.2 (installed in another
partition), o mandrake7.2, choosing not format partittion from installer -
getting the same error
THIS IS _NOT_ DUBLICATED FROM 18032 -
tried updated anaconda with update-disk-20001009.img
anaconda dump :
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 1491, in doInstall
File "/tmp/updates/fstab.py", line 722, in mountFilesystems
isys.mount('/proc', instPath + '/proc', 'proc')
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 99, in mount
rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly)
SystemError: (20, 'Not a directory')
Local variables in innermost frame:
Are you sure that you selected the partitions you created to be formatted? We
have seen this bug two other times (bug #18168 and bug #20838), but both times
the users quit responding before we found out how to reproduce it. Any linux
partitions that you are going to be writing data to *must* be formatted first,
or else the installer will crash while trying to write data to an unformatted
As a side note, we released Red Hat Linux 7.1 today. I'm curious to know if 7.1
fixes your problem because we have done a good bit of work with the way the
installer handles mounting, formatting, and partitioning. If you don't have the
bandwidth to download it easily, that's ok.
Yes, I'm sure I selected to format.
Maybe problem caused by existing ntfs partitions - disks -
hda - 45G IBM DTLA
hda1 - 4G - ntfs
hda2 - 5G - ext2 - Mandrake 7.2 installed (after numerous of trying RedHat 6.2 -
hda3 - 5G - ext2 - where still trying to install RedHat7
hda4 - extended - 31G
hda5 - 10G ntfs
hda6 - 10G ntfs
hda7 - 510M linux swap
hda8 - 8G ntfs
hdb - 6G Seagate
hdb1 - 5,6 G ext2 - RedHat6.2
hdb2 - 400 M linux swap
computer - MB MSI 6337 (i815e pro) 512M RAM, 866 PIII copermine, matrox g400
For the first time I could install rhat7.
No reinstall was succesfull.
Disk/controller is ok, cause I can format/mount hda2/3 from
I'm not quite sure what the problem is here. Perhaps your cd is bad or
something went wrong during the download. The installer is trying to mount the
/proc directory on your root partition, and it is not able to do that for some
reason. I'm almost certain that this issue has been fixed in 7.1 with the
stricter partitioning rules.
I'm sure about cd/download -
1. tested on 3 CD got by 3 different ways
2. when trying on other systems, or in the same computer with another/blank
disk - installation going fine.
I'll try 7.1 when it will be available wider.
Putting in 'Needinfo' state until then.
7.1 do fine
Excellent. Thanks for working with us on this report.