Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452436
"RuntimeError: Error running reiserfstune" after detailed disk layout dialog
Last modified: 2015-05-04 21:34:04 EDT
I was installing F 9 from live CD to oldish i386 athlon machine.
My situation is as follows. I have two disks, sda and sdb. sdb is "new" disk, I
have had sda before that. For that reason, sda contains several partitions that
used to serve purposes of /boot, swap, and /. Nowadays I use sda as /boot, swap
and /home, while having / on the "new" disk, sdb. /home partition is pretty
aged reiserfs, the rest are ext3 partitions (and swap).
What I did when presented with disk layout dialog was that I requested detailed
view (sorry, forgot how is it called exactly). There I assigned sda1, sda2 and
sda3 respectively to /boot, swap and /home. I allowed reformatting of sda1,
but not of sda3 (obviously). It bothers me a bit that anaconda tried to run
reiserfstune even though I asked it not to mess with that partition, but there
could have been legitimate reasons for that.
I assigned sdb solely to / (which is to say that there was single partition sdb1
on that disk), and asked anaconda to reformat it.
Then I hit next, and anaconda thrown the exception. I tried the whole process
three times total, each time reducing the amount of my tinkering. In the end I
just didn't use detailed view at all, and just ticked out sda and let anaconda
do its magic. This worked.
I will attach the two fail logs that anaconda spewed.
Created attachment 310003 [details]
First fail log.
Created attachment 310004 [details]
Second fail log.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 446513 ***