Bug 50869 - Installer crashes if reiserfs filesystems found
Summary: Installer crashes if reiserfs filesystems found
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: roswell
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-04 02:20 UTC by Pawel Worach
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 22:52:07 UTC
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Installer traceback (8.04 KB, text/plain)
2001-08-04 10:16 UTC, Pawel Worach
no flags Details

Description Pawel Worach 2001-08-04 02:20:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
The machine currently has slackware installed with all filesystems except
on reiserfs.

when using diskdruid to assingn the partitions to a filesystem this
/dev/hda1 which is ext2 now went ok justs selected the device typed '/' and
set filesystem options to reformat it to ext3.

the selecting /dev/hda2 as swap, no problems

then /dev/hda3 as /var (that currently is reiserfs) you can't enter a
mountpoint for it  because it's not a "known" filesystem so you have
to get to the filesystem options dialog to tell anaconda to reformat it
using ext2 or ext3, when you hit enter at the button the installer crashed.

all this was done using the text based installer in expert mode
and because i don't want to change the on-disk partitions i didn't delete
add any, I just wanted to reassign the existing ones to a filesystem and
reformat them
to ext3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
oh, please see description

Actual Results:  Installer crashed

Expected Results:  Installer popps up with the filesystem options dialaog.

Additional info:

workaround: remove all on-disk partitions, reboot.
create new disk partitions and filesystems so that 
anaconda doesn't find any reiserfs filesystems.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-08-04 03:16:13 UTC
is there a traceback?  if so, save it to a disk and upload it please.

Comment 2 Pawel Worach 2001-08-04 10:16:35 UTC
Created attachment 26212 [details]
Installer traceback

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-08-06 19:08:37 UTC

Comment 4 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 22:52:02 UTC
We (Red Hat) really need to fix this defect before next release.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2001-08-07 01:29:21 UTC
Thanks for the report.  Fixed in CVS

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