Bug 46810 - Anaconda crashes at bootloader with Grub
Summary: Anaconda crashes at bootloader with Grub
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
: 46808 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-30 23:47 UTC by Ray Curtis
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-07-03 02:34:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Here is a real traceback thanks to the new anaconda-update.img (1.67 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-02 23:56 UTC, Ray Curtis
no flags Details

Description Ray Curtis 2001-06-30 23:47:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
Duting install of beta1 using a 586 with multiple disks using sda
as the install disk everything seems to go fine until I get to the
bootloader then it crahes.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. just do a full install

Actual Results:  Handwritten Traceback:
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 561, in ? intf.run (id,dispatch)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py",line 386, in run dispatch.gotoNext()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py",line120, in gotoNext self.moveStep()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 185, in moveStep 
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 442 in writeBootloader
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 355, in write chainlist,
defaultDev, justConfig)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 203, in write Grub
cmd = "root %s\ninstall %s/i386-redhat/stage1 d (%s) %s/i386-redhat/
stage2 p%s%s/grub.conf" % \
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 486, in grubbyDiskName
return "hd%d" % drives.index(name)
ValueError: list.index(x): x not in list
> /usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py(486)grubbyDiskName()
-> return "hd%d" % drives.index(name)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alexander L. Belikoff 2001-07-01 01:45:14 UTC
In my case, it dumped a traceback during the post-install. It DIDN'T seem to
save   the crash info to a floppy although I asked it to do so. After the
reboot, the boot loader wasn't installed and fstab was empty.

BTW, I requested a full install to a spare partition (hdb1) on an already
functional system w/ GRUB installation to the partition (NOT MBR)

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-07-02 14:56:12 UTC
*** Bug 46808 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Ray Curtis 2001-07-02 23:56:33 UTC
Created attachment 22507 [details]
Here is a real traceback thanks to the new anaconda-update.img

Comment 4 Nitin Dahyabhai 2001-07-03 02:34:32 UTC
/dev/sda, an empty ZIP drive, is the only SCSI disk on my system, but got the
same failure writing GRUB to /dev/hda3 .

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-09 20:37:31 UTC
Should be fixed in CVS.  Please reopen this bug if you see this in beta2 or later

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2001-07-24 21:14:12 UTC
*** Bug 48890 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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