Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 366321
traceback during install of x86_64 live image while adding mount point to existing home dir (no format)
Last modified: 2008-06-05 09:42:39 EDT
Description of problem:
traceback during install of x86_64 live GOLD image while adding mount point to
existing home dir (no format)
It appears that the installer does something with the exiting home dir as an
icon appears for it on desktop so that it can be accessed. This then appears to
interfere with the installation.
if you right click to unmount the home dir on the desktop an error message
appears telling you can't because it was mounted by HAL or something else.
typing `mount` as root does not show the partition mounted and there appears to
be no way to unmount it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot x86_64 live image from USB stick
2. Double-click and start hard disk installer
3. choose customer disk layout during install
4. add mount point for existing /home dir
5. do not format partition
6. start install
See attached anaconda traceback file
Created attachment 247731 [details]
anaconda error message
Had you mounted the home directory partition yourself somewhere?
No. I did not mount the home directory anywhere else.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Are you able to reproduce this bug in F9?
Unfortunately I can't reinstall any of my machines to try right now. Feel free
to close and I'll reopen if I see the problem again.