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Bug 37082 - RH 7.1 install fails at the swapon part
RH 7.1 install fails at the swapon part
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-22 14:45 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-10 16:15:20 EDT
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anacdump.txt created by RH 7.1 install process (9.81 KB, text/plain)
2001-04-22 17:02 EDT, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2001-04-22 14:45:40 EDT
When installing via FTP, the prcess breaks when it is doing something with
the swap (turning it on, I think) after I've selected all the packages to
install.  I should memtion that RH 7.1's install fdisk keeps corrupting my
partition tables, so I've had to boot with Debian rescue disks to
re-initialize and re-partition the drive, and create the file systems and
initialize the swap that way.  The drive is a Fujitsu UDMA2 4.3G disk. 
Debian cfdisk/fdisk and DOS fdisk do fine with the drive, but RH 7.1's
fdisk screws it up.

Here is the backtrace from Anaconda that I saved to a disk.  The whole file
is too long to paste in:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 520, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 551, in __call__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1765, in
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 537, in
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 163, in swapon
    return _isys.swapon (path)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')

Local variables in innermost frame:
path: /tmp/swap/hda3
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-04-22 17:02:06 EDT
Created attachment 16047 [details]
anacdump.txt created by RH 7.1 install process
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2001-08-01 15:20:00 EDT
reassigning to anaconda team
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-08-10 16:15:15 EDT
Do you see any error messages on VC3 or VC4?
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-08-16 14:35:37 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.  Sorry
that the trail ran cold on this issue, but it was originally filed against
anacron instead of anaconda, which is where it sat for four months.  By the time
that it was assigned to anaconda, the filer had stopped responding.

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