Bug 504408 - Traceback when installing [NEEDINFO]
Traceback when installing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lehman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-06 08:31 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:49:09 EDT
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anaconda dump, gzipped (36.49 KB, application/x-gzip)
2009-06-06 08:32 EDT, Chris Ricker
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Description Chris Ricker 2009-06-06 08:31:06 EDT
This is with Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso (final) on a USB drive

Installing to an eee 1000 which has two internal flash drives

/dev/sda - 8 gig
/dev/sdb - 32 gig

I partitioned as

/dev/sda1 - 200 megs - /boot - ext2
/dev/sda2 - rest - / - ext2

/dev/sdb1 - 2100 megs - swap
/dev/sdb2 - rest - /home - ext2

This traceback resulted when it was doing the swap step on /dev/sdb1

I was eventually able to install by repeating an install later with only /dev/sda installed to, partitioned as above (/boot and /, no swap) and then manually creating the /dev/sdb partitions and moving things around after the install
Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2009-06-06 08:32:44 EDT
Created attachment 346750 [details]
anaconda dump, gzipped
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2009-06-08 09:39:08 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 491529 ***
Comment 3 Chris Ricker 2009-06-16 21:46:06 EDT
491529 claims a fix in anaconda

I got this bug in anaconda

Comment 4 David Lehman 2010-01-18 11:31:59 EST
Have you seen this behavior in Fedora 12?
Comment 5 Chris Ricker 2010-01-24 09:11:39 EST
Comment 6 David Lehman 2010-01-25 11:39:19 EST
(In reply to comment #5)
> Yes    

Please attach the logs from the F12 occurrence. Thanks.

This is not a duplicate of 491529. Completely different. Here's the error, from syslog:

<4>Swap area shorter than signature indicates

So we wrote the partition, created the swap space, and somehow its size seems to have changed between then and when we try to activate the swap.
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