Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55444
Installer crashed approx 50% thru install (Upgrade from RH 7.1)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda reported disk was probably full. (not so) When message was
cleared Another message window said that the cause was probably a bug and
to report it. I saved a dump of the error on a floppy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Tried install again. Worked ok second time around.
Actual Results: Upgrade installation completed ok
Created attachment 35822 [details]
This is a text file dump produced by anaconda.
In the first install, did you go to VC2 and cd into the /mnt/sysimage directory?
No, it never occured to me that other consoles were available. After shutting
down the various falt windows Anaconda rebooted the PC. Lilo had been zapped by
this time so I rebooted off Install disk 1 and entered rescue mode. ls -l
of /dev/sysimage looked ok and a df showed normal filesystem usage. I then
issued chroot /dev/sysimage command with no problems encountered. At that stage
I decided to try the upgrade install again.
I'm afraid I am no guru so I can't give much more help than this.
Weird. The traceback that you attached suggests that some process had a lock on
a file in /mnt/sysimage, which caused the installer to be unable to unmount
It seems to be intermittent since it didn't happen the second time. Are things
working ok now? If so, how do you want to proceed with this report? It's going
to be hard to diagnose the issue since the upgrade has already been done.
Sorry about the delay in replying. Everything seems to be working fine so I
guess it was just one of those things. I only reported the problem because I
thought others may have reported similar problems and in that situation the
more clues you get the easier it is to find the cause.
I am happy if you close the job off at this time. I will be doing the same
upgrade to my Dell laptop at some stage and if I have the same problem I will
try and collect more info and raise a new bug report.
many thanks for you efforts
Ok. I'm glad things are working now.