Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52179
Unknown exception while linux is being installed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
Unknown exception when the installation components are being copied to the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.while installing linux 7.1
2.After disk partitioning
3.While the modules are being copied
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "./gui.py", line 391, in run
File "./gui.py", line 879, in run
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
ret = apply(self.func, a)
File "./gui.py", line 500, in nextClicked
self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
File "./gui.py", line 610, in setScreen
new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
File "./iw/rootpartition_gui.py", line 189, in getScreen
avail = apply(isys.spaceAvailable, rootdev)
File "./isys.py", line 19, in spaceAvailable
mount(device, "/mnt/space", fstype = fsystem)
File "./isys.py", line 120, in mount
rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Created attachment 28696 [details]
error log containing the error description
Was hda7 an already existing, formatted FAT filesystem or did you create it in
hda7 was an already existing FAT formatted drive.
Well, a workaround is to not set a mount point for the Windows partition in the
installer and instead do it after installation by adding it to the /etc/fstab file.
The bigger question is why the installer crashes while trying to mount the FAT
partition. We have gotten a number of bugs like this and I've never been able
to reproduce it. I've done a lot of testing with mounting FAT partitions in the
installer and I haven't been able to reproduce it. Did you run out of space in
the installer and have to back up and remove some packages and then go forward
Any more info here?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
I have had lots of problems trying to install Red Hat 7.1.
I tried all the lame solutions that didn't work. Using an additional driver disk issueing a" Linxu driver" at the install prompt.
Using an additional update disk issueing a "Linux update" at the install prompt. No deal. They didn't work because
Basically, I think many peoples problems with Red Hat installs can be solved by doing what I did:
(by the way, I discovered this on my own through experiment)
1) install an older version of Red Hat (I used my old 5.1) and run Disk Druid to partition a swap and a root drive.
I gave a regular amount of space to the swap and all the remaining space to the root. It doesn't really matter
though because when you "Finally" get Red Hat 7.1 to install in the next step you can re-partition then. As
we should have been able to in the first place!
2) after you do this the system will want to re-start. Let it restart BUT put your 7.1 CD in the drive now so it'll
go through the install as it should have.