Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41430
Installer crashes after formating / partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
I use Disk Druid to partition my disk space but even with automatic
partitioning the installer crashes with a message of not enough swap space.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.I have a 41.1Gb hard drive with 3 FAT32 partitions and 1 Linux Partition.
2.Make a boot disk to install Linux
3.Use Disk Druid to partition the Linux Partition
4./boot --> 16MB, <swap> --> 128MB, / --> 9800MB
5.I already have 256MB memory so swap should be enough
6.Formating all partitions and starting installation
Actual Results: Installer spends more than an hour to format / partition
and at th end comes with a message of a bug that at the end says not
enough space to create /temp/swap
Expected Results: It should have installed Linux normally
Please attach the complete debug message. I'll have a much better chance of
solving the problem with the traceback info.
Created attachment 19351 [details]
Debug message from anaconda
Weird. I can't explain why this is happening. What if you make the swap
partition 256MB? Does that help?
I tried both 128MB and 256MB <swap> partitions already and I get the same
Are you using text mode or GUI mode?
Can you look on VC3 and VC4 and see if there are any error messages? The fact
that formatting the / partition takes over an hour is a bad sign...that
Also, you might try booting with 'linux ide=nodma'. Does that help at all?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.