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Bug 50937 - installer crash after selected packages exceeded /usr partitioned disk space
installer crash after selected packages exceeded /usr partitioned disk space
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-05 03:05 EDT by Todd H
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 15:04:18 EDT
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Anaconda dump file from installer (917 bytes, text/plain)
2001-08-05 03:06 EDT, Todd H
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Description Todd H 2001-08-05 03:06:52 EDT
Created attachment 26275 [details]
Anaconda dump file from installer
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-06 12:47:54 EDT
It looks like the problem is related to the NTFS partitions on your system.  Did
you try to reformat them or set mount points for them.
Comment 2 Todd H 2001-08-06 15:04:14 EDT
It may be related to ntfs, but I don't think it's the root cause.  

When the crash occurred, it happened after accepting the "insufficient disk 
space in /usr partition" dialog box.   I was able to repeat this 3 times with 3 
different attempts at selecting few enough packages to fit in my ~800Mb /usr 
partition.  Each time, I formatted the / and /usr partitions, and each time I 
had specified mount points for my two existing ntfs partitions. 

I successfully completed an installation when I broke up my 800mb partition I 
was using for /usr into 200Mb for /usr/X11R6  and 600Mb for /usr/lib.  The 
installation then completed successfully despite my specifying mount points for 
my two ntfs partitions.  

As such, I think the error in an unhandled condition in the routine that 
verifies available disk space.   To replicate the error, I'd try creating a 
disk with a primary FAT16 partition, a Linux native / partition of 800Mb  a 
linux native /usr partition of 800Mb, and throwing a pair of ntfs partitions in 
for good measure, and then attempting a workstation class ftp-based install. 

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-08-15 17:10:46 EDT
ntfs isn't supported; don't make mount points for your filesystems.  The next
release won't let you mount ntfs filesystems.

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