Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468784
Regression: : dosfslabel failed on device /tmp/cciss/c0d2p1: /boot/efi1
Last modified: 2008-10-29 09:30:54 EDT
Description of problem:
While installing whether through text mode or vnc, if you are installing to a disk with an installation of rhel5.3 alpha1 already on it, it gets towards the end of the format and errors with "An Error occurred trying to mirage cciss/c0d1p1. This problem is serious, and the install cannot continue."
Install rhel5.3 alpha1 on a disk, then go through and do another install on that same disk.
Steps to Reproduce:
As described above.
Error, must reboot.
finish formatting disk and continue with installation.
At some points this also happens later in the install process, after package selection. Wiping the disk of course fixes the problem.
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 994, in labelDevice
raise SystemError, "dosfslabel failed on device %s: %s" % (devicePath, msg)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 1830, in labelEntry
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 1954, in makeFilesystems
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 162, in turnOnFilesystems
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 201, in moveStep
rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 124, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 719, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1002, in ?
SystemError: dosfslabel failed on device /tmp/cciss/c0d2p1: /boot/efi1
This is seen every time you install on a system with a previously existing install and select the default partitioning method:
"Remove linux partitions on selected drives and create default layout."
However, if you select:
"Remove all partitions on selected drives and create default layout."
the install works OK.
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.
Since no regressions are allowed between releases,
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.
Please resolve ASAP.
fixed in dosfstools-2.11-7.el5
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 465460 ***