Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40288
Pb. installing in a FAT32 partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am trying to install RH in a 3.7Gb empty FAT32 partion. The partitiion is located beyond the 8gb limit (maybe RH does not like?).
No pb. with the BIOS, because Windows 2000 works fine with a partition wich is also beyond 8gb.
I have the same message, when the partition is empty.
My HDD is a common 18.5 Gb IDE-ATA
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:
I try to install in a FAT32 partition, because in my HDD there is only one free partition (the three others primary partitions are used by
95, Windows NT4 and Windows 2000. I understand that if I want to install in linux native partition, I need at least two: one for the root and one
for the swap, right ?
Thank you in advance.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16686 ***