Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490212
can't handle quirky partitioning table
Last modified: 2009-03-13 17:01:50 EDT
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda 188.8.131.52 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 852, in __init__
raise DeviceError("cannot find parted partition instance")
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 197, in PartitionDeviceFactory
return PartitionDevice(*args, **kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1010, in addUdevDevice
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1272, in populate
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 221, in reset
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 64, in storageInitialize
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 205, in moveStep
rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 128, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1317, in nextClicked
DeviceError: cannot find parted partition instance
Created attachment 335156 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.
Anaconda said it didn't like my partition table, and asked if it could reinitialize it. I told it to go ahead with it, and it appears it did indeed clear the partition table (post-mortem inspection of the drive shows no partition table now), but then the backtrace.
fwiw, the partition table *was* a bit wonky, but not invalid... The drive originally had a 150G sda1, then an sda2 that started after it. The huge sda1 was deleted w/fdisk, and sda1 was recreated as a 200M partition (because grub was falling down trying to boot the 150G partition directly). So there was a big gap between sda1 and sda2 that anaconda apparently choked on.
I've fixed this traceback, though the troubles handling a strange partitioning table is certainly still a problem. I'm going to dupe this one to the bug that I fixed about the partitioning table. Can you try again with the next build of anaconda and open a new bug if we still say your partition table is unreadable? Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 489122 ***