Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444386
Unhandled exception: There are differences between boot sector and its backup
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:28:14 EDT
Trying to install F9 Preview. After custom partitioning, got unhandled
exception dialog for "SystemError: dosfslabel failed on device /dev/sdc1: There
are differences between boot sector and its backup", raised at line 970 of
/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py in labelDevice.
Couldn't save the report because of bug 444385.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
So yeah, another release on and hit this bug again. Still couldn't save the report, but here's some stuff I typed:
Your bug could not be filed due to bad information in the bug fields. This is most likely an error in anaconda:
<Fault 510: 'Your query returned 281211 bugs and\n Red Hat Bugzilla will only return 100000 or less bugs. \n Please back up and narrow your search criteria. If you feel your reults \n were expected and your search criteria was correct, please send email to \n firstname.lastname@example.org \n describing what you were doing and we will correct the error.'>
anaconda 18.104.22.168 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
fsset.py, line 978, in labelDevice
raise SystemError, "dosfslabel failed on device %s: %" % (devicePath, msg)
'There are differences between boot sector and its backeup.\nDifferences: (offset:original/backup)\n LOTS OF NUMBERS HERE................................... Not automatically fixing this.\n NO NAME \n'
I'm not sure exactly who thought "Not automatically fixing this" and throwing an unhandled exception is a better idea than asking user whether it should be tried to fix, or just give them a f$%^ing option to remove that partition from the install completely...
And we wonder why Ubuntu is eating our lunch. Donno.
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