Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36627
Ananconda bug during installation /creation of first partition for Linus on dual-boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:44 EDT
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This is similar to bug 36604 (same error message).
Basically first installation gets to a certain point and crashes.
(I also don't understand why the installer program reads the created partition as full)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Prior to installation, created partition on hard drive in preparation running Windows 98 using Fips 2.0.
2. Red Hat installer read partition as full and would not allow automatic partitionless installation.
3. Attempted to use manual partition installation using Disk Druid.
4. Attempt to mount / in selected partition, accepted. Two dialogue boxes, then installer does not ask size of swap.
5. On clicking Next, error message appears (see below).
Actual Results: This is resulting error message:
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/gui.py", line 336, in run
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
ret = apply(self.func, a)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in nextClicked
self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in setScreen
new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/rootpartition_gui.py", line 133, in getScreen
avail = apply(isys.spaceAvailable, self.todo.fstab.getRootDevice())
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 10, in spaceAvailable
mount(device, "/mnt/space", fstype = fsystem)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 99, in mount
rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
Expected Results: Should have dialogue box asking what space to allow for swap (according to documentation).
This is using installation distributed with book Red Hat Linux 7 For Dummies (We've all got to start somewhere.....)
I was attempting to do the standard workstation installation, the first problem being that the installer read the partition I'd created as full (at the
Automatic Partitioning stage) and would not allow automatic partition (it saw the partition as having 0 mb empty, despite allocating 2.3G to the
partition). So I tried using Disk Druid to create a root partition, and two steps on from that the installation crashes.
Created attachment 15724 [details]
Error message from Red Hat Linux 7 installation program
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16686 ***