Bug 445031 - Installation failure -- Fedora 9 Preview
Installation failure -- Fedora 9 Preview
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2008-05-02 15:53 EDT by Jasper Taylor
Modified: 2008-05-02 16:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-02 16:46:35 EDT
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2008-05-02 15:53 EDT, Jasper Taylor
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Description Jasper Taylor 2008-05-02 15:53:28 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...

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Comment 1 Jasper Taylor 2008-05-02 15:53:28 EDT
Created attachment 304406 [details]
Image of screen with exception window
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2008-05-02 16:46:35 EDT
This should be fixed for F9 final.  It was fixed a version or two after
whichever one was in the preview.

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