Bug 40288 - Pb. installing in a FAT32 partition
Summary: Pb. installing in a FAT32 partition
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 16686
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-11 20:00 UTC by Thomas Beck
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-05-14 18:49:36 UTC

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Description Thomas Beck 2001-05-11 20:00:27 UTC
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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
    self.icw.run ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
    mainloop ()
  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:
fstype: vfat
location: /mnt/space
devName: /tmp/hdc3
readOnly: 0
device: /tmp/hdc3

ToDo object:


How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

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.

Kind regards,

Thomas Beck

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-14 18:49:31 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16686 ***

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