Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445031
Installation failure -- Fedora 9 Preview
Last modified: 2008-05-02 16:46:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Installation of Fedora 9 Preview failed and asked me to file a bug report, so
here I go.
First, some background: I have both IDE and SATA drives in my box. Now, when I
installed the new SATA drive, I found that it became /dev/sdc while my two IDE
drives stayed sda and sdb. Fine until I booted off the Fedora 8 install disk, at
which point the SATA drive became /dev/sda, so I could not create a working
installation on it. Then I re-ordered the hard disk boot sequence in the BIOS to
put the SATA drive first, and hey presto it came up as /dev/sda when booting
from hard disk too. Problem solved I thought, and installed a system on it,
which worked fine.
BUT when I booted off my Fedora 9 preview disk the SATA drive went back to being
/dev/sdc. Ouch! Had to change the boot order in BIOS back again so I could
install or rescue a system that would actually run.
But here's the problem. I rescued my old system OK, but installing the new one I
got as far as 'transferring install image to disk' and an error comes up. The
option to save the exception information to disk is greyed out, and I don't have
another machine handy I can squirt the report to (this bugger runs Windows :-( )
...might be a good idea if you allowed the exception handler to shoot these
reports straight back to Fedora Central.
Anyway I'll point my webcam at the screen, should give you the gist...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 304406 [details]
Image of screen with exception window
This should be fixed for F9 final. It was fixed a version or two after
whichever one was in the preview.