Bug 450203 - Unhabled exception when partitioning USB disk
Unhabled exception when partitioning USB disk
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Joel Andres Granados
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 431642 467611 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-06-05 17:06 EDT by Oleg
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:33 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:00:27 EDT
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2008-06-05 17:06 EDT, Oleg
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Description Oleg 2008-06-05 17:06:28 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Trying to install from livecd to usb flash device
2.When creating partition layout in USB drive anaconda either cannot use
partitions or fail
3.Trying to @remove all partitions and create a default layout.
Actual results:
unhandled exception occures

Expected results:
partitions created and used

Additional info:
Comment 1 Oleg 2008-06-05 17:06:28 EDT
Created attachment 308488 [details]
exception log
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2008-06-10 10:33:36 EDT
Hm, looking at your anaconda.log, it looks like three different log files
concatenated together.  Did you do multiple installations, or did you go back to
the first screen and go forward again?

Anyway, the key to figuring this out is the following line from early in the

00:12:35 CRITICAL: parted exception: Error: Error informing the kernel about
modifications to partition /dev/sdd2 -- Device or resource busy.  This means
Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/sdd2 until you reboot -- so
you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.

This error message should get displayed to the screen as well, and it should
indicate to you that you ought to reboot, though you do also have the option to
continue.  If you'd rebooted here and used the exact same partitioning the
second time around, this installation would have succeeded (or at least, you
wouldn't have seen this problem).

Reassigning to parted since we shouldn't really be seeing that error message to
begin with.
Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2008-10-17 04:41:04 EDT
Parted does not work if the disk is mounted.  It probably is.  In my tests with the usb installation, everything worked properly once I unmounted the usb.

I realize that this is still an issue with libparted (for not giving the correct error) or pyparted(for not using libparted correctrly).
Comment 4 Joel Andres Granados 2008-10-22 04:58:32 EDT
*** Bug 467611 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Joel Andres Granados 2008-11-05 12:16:19 EST
to partition a device that has a mounted file system is just wrong.  Parted is correct when giving an error to through the library.

This issue must be addressed in either pyparted or anaconda.  I'm going to say the second, as it is the one that should give the error message to the user.  And ask him to unmount the device.
Comment 6 Joel Andres Granados 2009-01-21 11:17:35 EST
*** Bug 431642 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:25:37 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:00:27 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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Comment 9 Andy Lindeberg 2009-07-14 15:33:52 EDT
This bug could still be valid, but it's so old and the partitioning code has been sufficiently rewritten that there's no way to tell if it's present or not. If you're still encountering this, please reopen the bug, but until then I'll let it stay as WONTFIX.

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