Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443182
Installer crashed when installing live cd to disk
Last modified: 2008-10-31 13:39:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
boot with fedora 9 live cd
install to a disk with pre created partition (partition1: fat32, partition2 : swap, partition : ext3)
installer reports unhandled exception and exits.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedore 9 refresh
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with fedora 9 live cd
2.install to a disk with pre created partition (partition1: fat32, partition2 : swap, partition : ext3)
3.installer reports unhandled exception and exits.
installer writes the contents to file and exits.
installer should have installed fedora
i have the InstallError.txt. Where do I post it? It's ~5 mb in size.
Created attachment 302962 [details]
This is the file written by Installer when it exited.
I'm not sure where this goes, so I'm moving it to anaconda.
Did you verify that your download and burn are correct? This sounds like bad
media to me.
yes. when booting the live cd also, I selected "verify and boot" which booted
fine with out any problem.
is there any other way to verify if the burn is correct?
That's the main way. Can you try adding 'libata.dma=0' to your kernel command
line? It'll be slower, but it will help to pin down if DMA is the problem
tried with 'libata.dma=0'
still get the same exception. no difference.
How is this a kernel bug?
It's getting I/O errors reading a valid livecd.
I just rolled a x86_64 Live image here from latest rawhide , booted it from usb and
installed from it fine FWIW.
Removing from blocker, we could not reproduce this and are not holding the
release for it.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Get the same error with the latest F9 Desktop Live-CD: http://fedora.pastebin.com/m1b396629
1. Put the i686-Live-CD to USB.
2. System starts and works like a charm.
3. Selected „Install to Hard drive”
4. After entering all the necessary information the installation starts and crashes at about 80%.
Do you need any further information? HW? What I specified in the installer?
Why is this filed as a kernel bug?
The error doesn't occur with F10 Beta Desktop Live-CD any longer. (At least on my IBM TP T30.)