Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46698
Installer crashed while installing rpms on L440GX
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
I used the special boot.img floppy for the L440GX motherboard because I was
previously having indefinite hangs on the megaraid driver. The new
boot.img worked and I was installing away when it crashed, leaving my
system in limbo. I have a traceback I can send.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Get a L440GX motherboard (mine has two cpus)
2.Try to install the OS starting from the special boot.img
3.May entail trying to set up certain types of partitions
Actual Results: Kaboom! No OS! It did partition the disks, however.
Expected Results: I expected an installation of RH 7.1 (which has
very well for me on other systems).
The traceback included the line os.mkdir(path, 0755)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: '/mnt/sysimage/home/localtmp'
Note that I was trying to set up /home/localtmp as a separate partition
with its own mount point (we have our reasons for that). Also note that
/home was getting its own (different) partition.
It would be most helpful if you could attach the complete debug message.
Created attachment 22427 [details]
Traceback from anaconda
Did you skip formatting your /home partition? If you skipped formatting, did it
already have a file called "localtmp"? (not a directory, but a file?)
If you did format /home, try booting with "linux ide=nodma" at the boot: prompt
of the installer.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.