Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 380691
Unhandled python exception in installation after "Copying live image on disk" and during "post-install procedures"
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:51:43 EDT
Description of problem:
After formatting partitions and configuring language, network, timezone and root
pasword, so "copying image on the hard disk" there is a message about exception
in "isys.py" (details in attachment "Anaconda.log").
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installation from live-cd on 80GB HDD containing 15 partitions (including 3GB /
ext3, 8GB /usr ext3, 8 GB /home ext3, and so on (all formatted). Language:
Polish or US-English, timezone: Warsaw. Solving like:
http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showpost.php?p=895963&postcount=25 didn't help.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Booting live-cd with options: acpi=off pmc=off nofb ide=nodma (like on page
2. Hard- disk installation.
3. Choosing options like above.
Showing exception like in the attachment's beginning lines, breaking of the the
installation after clicking OK.
Continuing of installation, ability to boot from HD.
Image seems to be fully copied to /mnt/sysimage.
Created attachment 257261 [details]
Anaconda's log with python traceback.
Precisely saying mentioned installation is from kde-livecd-i386.iso
OK- now it works..:) I don't know, why... I have done nothing special. Just
during preparing partitions in Disk Druid I haven't bring any mountpoints for
most of the partitions (only for /dev/sda7- / and /dev/sda1- /boot). It
resulted in completing "Copying image on hd", "Post-install procedures" and
whole installation ("completed successfully" - Yeahhh!!!:)). Booting from HD
appeared softly, next stages blew perfectly and finally I found myself in GUI
environment. Here only 1 case is suspicious, and 2 are uncomfortable, so :
1. There is no install.log file in /root directory.
2. The whole fedora is standing on / and /boot partitions (what was rather
expected as a consequence of not bringing mount points in Disk Druid).
3. GParted is starting very slowly (what I've been already experiencing in
I'm suspecting, that 2'nd case lays on proper configuration of /etc/fstab
(probably), so you won't be interested in its further lifetime, but resting
two points could be bugs (esp. 1 could be anaconda's bug), so I'll leave them
for your nice consideration. Regards.
According to previous comment (point 1) I've discovered meanwhile proper
warning about /root/install.log in my /var/log/anaconda.log file. There are
also similar warnings according
to /root/install.log.syslog, /etc/modprobe.conf , /etc/rpm/macros and a few
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It's ok- I suppose, that this bug was caused by more like a corruption of
physical disk's structure than the Anaconda program. Anyway: "error handling",
dear maintainers, "error handling" ;)
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