Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437371
anaconda crash in findExistingRootPartitions during install
Last modified: 2008-03-27 14:23:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda bowls out with an exception at stage one of the installation process with the following message (I'm copying this out by hand s might not be exact):
File /usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py, line 808, in findExistingRootPartitions lvm.vgscan()
Then some calling methods, then
'module' object has no attribute 'vgscan'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot machine with installation disk in dvd drive, from which it boots
2. follow on-screenn prompts to the 'welcome to fedora' message
3. hit 'OK'
4. (after I tried removing old partitions) get warning that drives need formating
4. Exception message appears.
The machine is a HP DL380 with a xeon processor and smart array controller. It has previously had Fedora 7 installed on it (which worked fine). I've tried removing the existing partitions with smart array but get the same error.
I'm using the x86_64 download dvd image for fedora 8.
Is this better in F9 Alpha?
I haven't tried F9 yet. I'm afraid I'm away for a week now so won't be able to
test that until the 24th.
I have now tied F9, which does not exhibit this error. (I get a different error,
much later in the install process, which I will report separately).