Bug 49288 - beta2 failed to install to the second HD in text mode.
Summary: beta2 failed to install to the second HD in text mode.
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
Depends On:
Blocks: 634001
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-17 18:13 UTC by hjl
Modified: 2010-09-14 21:29 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-07-18 23:58:28 UTC

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2001-07-17 18:14 UTC, hjl
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Description hjl 2001-07-17 18:13:19 UTC
Description of Problem:

beta2 failed to install to the second HD in text mode.

How Reproducible:

Select text mode and custom install.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select text mode 
2. Select custom install.
3.  Use disk druid to install on the second HD

Actual Results:

After exiting from disk druid, anaconda aborted.

Comment 1 hjl 2001-07-17 18:14:44 UTC
Created attachment 23915 [details]

Comment 2 hjl 2001-07-17 18:20:45 UTC
sda6 is the existing swap partition on the first HD. The
GUI install has no probem with it.

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-07-17 18:56:32 UTC
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-18 23:08:00 UTC
Did you specify a / partition?  From the traceback, it looks almost like the
install didn't have a / partition specified.

Comment 5 hjl 2001-07-18 23:58:24 UTC
I changed my machine configuration. I cannot reproduce it anymore.
The configuration it failed is

1. sda has RedHat 7.1.
2. sdb is empty.
3. I tried to install beta2 to sdc with swap on sda.

In any case,  anaconda shouldn't crash.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-22 19:53:40 UTC
I can't reproduce it at all here.  We've got more sanity checking now so that
cases which could theoretically get you to a condition like you saw should never
happen and if they do, we raise an exception that tells that this is something
which should never happen.  Unfortunately, I'd much rather raise an exception in
these cases because there's a chance that the crash dump could reveal something
about how the problem came about, but in your case, it unfortunately does not.

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