Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 456112
Kickstart installation fails with python error: ends with '/' and is not just '/'
Last modified: 2008-07-21 12:50:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Attempt to install Fedora 9 on Dell Optiplex GX620 fails with the following output:
File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/videocard.py", line 135, in __
devs = [bus.get_object('org.freedesktop.Hal',x) for x in devs]
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 244, in get_object
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 237, in __init__
ValueError: Invalid object path '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_SAMS
UNG_HD160JJ/': ends with '/' and is not just '/'
install exited abnormally [1/1]
(this is all the information remaining on the console)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time on this hardware (using kickstart)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Kickstart machine with DVD installation media as boot disc
Crash as per above.
Switching to a text mode install didn't help.
The Hard Drive ID as reported by the BIOS is:
Looks like the script can't cope with there being a '/' in the reported drive ID!
OK, swapping the hard drive for a different one with out a / in the BIOS
reported name causes exactly the same kickstart configuration to work just fine!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 442457 ***