Bug 46698 - Installer crashed while installing rpms on L440GX
Summary: Installer crashed while installing rpms on L440GX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-29 21:06 UTC by Katherine Holcomb
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-07-02 15:14:42 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Traceback from anaconda (10.01 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-02 13:05 UTC, Katherine Holcomb
no flags Details

Description Katherine Holcomb 2001-06-29 21:06:52 UTC
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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.

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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
otherwise behaved
very well for me on other systems).

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-06-30 02:32:57 UTC
It would be most helpful if you could attach the complete debug message.

Comment 2 Katherine Holcomb 2001-07-02 13:05:16 UTC
Created attachment 22427 [details]
Traceback from anaconda

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-07-02 15:14:24 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-07-23 16:33:06 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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